I have very fond memories of family trips to Pacific City when I was a child and later when our kids were young.
This is Cape Kiawanda at Pacific City
and this beach has been the place where dorymen have launched their boats for over 100 years.
It was a lot of work to climb this sand dune when we were kids, but, Oh, what fun to fly back down, feet barely touching the ground!
There is a Dorymen Memorial on the left, and across the highway is where we found a market that served Tillamook ice cream. I couldn't make up my mind on which flavor to choose, so I had two scoops! Indulgent, but so delicious!
We drove over Cape Lookout and down the other side we stopped at this viewpoint, overlooking the mouth of Netarts Bay.
At my feet was this marker - another place to fly away.
Down on the shore, we stopped at Oceanside, a town perched on the hillsides overlooking a lovely beach.
That's Cape Lookout in the distance.
We took our time working our way back to Rockaway Beach, had a simple supper of BLTA sandwiches using our tomatoes from home, and then, since it really was the autumnal equinox, and the weather was again obliging, I took a new set of sunset photos, this time over Salt Aire Creek, which runs right along side our cabin.
And truly, this time, it was so long to summer as the sun sinks slowly into the sea.
But the next morning wasn't too bad for the first day of fall. This photo was taken from the porch of the cabin.
This was poke around day, and take it easy time. We paid a visit to the north jetty of Tillamook Bay, where fishermen were trying their luck at catching the fall run of Chinook salmon.
The Great Blue Heron seemed comfortable with his new long necked mates.