A breezy, but gorgeous day calls for some beach time. I turn into Smelt Sands State Park, teeny tiny as it is, only because I like the name. Yeah, I’ve smelt (smelled) sand before, and it smells like the ocean … Hahahahahah.
The tide is out and the rocks with their shallow depressions trap starfish, anemones and other sea creatures in the pools left by the receding ocean.
The boys and I explore, and I am a kid in the candy store. Check out these sea treasures.
A timeless reminder about the pull and power of the sea. Click on the photo to enlarge.
Just a few days ago a Chinese couple, recent immigrants to the US and living in Lake Oswego, OR, lost their lives in front of their 10 year old daughter when they climbed out onto a rock near Rock Creek Park south of Depoe Bay during the incoming high tide and were swept off into the ocean by a wave. A helicopter rescue team was sent out and got them, but they both died in hospital shortly after being taken there. What a senseless tragedy.
Thanks for stopping by 2DogsTravel. Hugs, Shawna and the Chiweenie Boys.