The Oregon Coast is arguably the most beautiful in the country and Cannon Beach is one of its most beautiful and popular beaches.
On our recent camping trip to Fort Stevens we made the drive south to Cannon Beach and Tolovana Park for a closeup look at 235 ft. Haystack Rock.
The weather was perfect as we walked the mile to the giant sea stack, sunny with a light breeze blowing and low hanging clouds which slowly lifted.
As we got closer to the rock we noticed the crowds increasing and wondered why. A wedding perhaps?
No. The tide pools were the attraction and children were there for a sponsored scavenger hunt. Yes, masks were encouraged and most of the explorers were responsibly distanced.
Honestly I hadn’t explored any tide pools myself in years and it was wonderful to see them.
As we wandered about I couldn’t help remind those who stuck their little fingers into the anemones, “gently now, they’re living creatures.” Just like an old person I guess.
Soon we were hungry and headed back to where we started, refreshed and ready for lunch.
All in all a wonderful day. 🙂