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TRAVEL // The Dragonfruit Goes to Oregon PT 2

Holy cow, how am I only on Part 2 of this roadtrip. Just so you know, I am currently starting up the fall semester, but my mind is definitely stuck in Oregon. I'm still daydreaming about the coast!

Welcome to Part 2 of the Oregon or Bust series! Last time (check out that post HERE) I showed snippets of our time around Portland, and this time I'll be focusing on the coast. While Portland was certainly a fun time, visiting the beach was the main goal of our road trip in the first place. So without further ado, let's dive in!
 Has anyone else heard of Octopus Tree? I found out about it through Roadtrippers (seriously, go check them out) and it was such a funky tree! Such a cool feature to visit while driving along the coastline. We meandered to Cape Meares to find it, along with a lighthouse that was right along the way. The overlook from there was amazing! We spied this lovely little cove below that we later discovered a trail to
 After checking out Cape Meares Lighthouse and the Octopus Tree, we tried finding a path that would take us to the little cove we'd spied from afar (see two photos up). Luckily, we found the hidden path that led us through a dense overgrowth of trees, a weird little shack filled with scribbles/graffiti/messages, before it opened up to the beach. Ah man, it was stunning. We raced onto the wet sand, exhilarated by the setting sun and salty air. Luckily I'd brought my nice new lens and we immediately snapped some photos while simultaneously playing in the waves and sand.
 After having our mini photoshoot, we regretfully left the beautiful little beach to head back to our campsite. Along the way, we popped into the local Safeway to pick up some treats for - you guessed it - s'mores! Because what camping trip would be complete without those gooey desserts?
 After roasting some sticky messes, we decided to try walking along the beach late at night. Man, the water had receded so far back! It felt positively eerie walking farther and farther in the sand, hearing the waves crashing in the distance but knowing that just a few hours ago, where we were walking had been filled with ocean water. We gave up and went back to camp, setting alarms to wake up at sunrise instead.
We groggily woke up and stumbled back out onto the softly lit beach. We remained fairly quiet throughout the whole experience, but it was the most peaceful way to wake up. If I lived near the beach, I think I would become a morning person just to appreciate the sensation of slowly waking up to the sound of crashing waves.
This was our last day at Cape Lookout State Park, and we wrapped it up by having a devotions on the beach. All in all, it was a perfect way to end our visit! However, our trip along the coast was far from over, and I'll be bringing you a part 3 soon. 
I hope you enjoyed the visual diaries I've been sharing from the trip! If you want a more interactive viewing method, check out the vlog I made for this part HERE.

Have you ever visited the Oregon coast? Where did you go?
I'm taking notes for the next time I go! :)

Thus says the Lord, who gives the sun for light by day and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the Lord of hosts is his name:
Jeremiah 31:35

10 comments

Julie Lan said...

ohh I've ALWAYS wanted to go there! ahh super jealous, the beach looks perfect, and the sunset! and your smile and outfit!

Kim Alston said...

Linda, it is absolutely gorgeous! The moments you captured were superb! So beautiful! I hadn't heard of the Octupus tree. It is so interesting. Thank you for sharing your beautiful adventures. Good luck at University.
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Elizabeth Rose Hisle said...

I would love to visit the Oregon coast someday! You're not the first person to share it's beauty and hopefully not the last. Some summer my husband and I definitely want to do a road trip to see all the beauties of this country. I am so glad you are enjoying life by taking advantage of travel opportunities. I need a beach sunset in my life.


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Jodie said...

Oregon looks amazing- Im so jealous!

Midwest Muse said...

I am in love with your hair in these!

Sakuranko said...

Oh very beautidul pics
Beautiful summer

Mica T said...

What a beautiful way to view the sunrise and the sunset! :)

That beach looks lovely, and a great way to end your trip! :)

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Amanda said...

These picture are so beautiful! Every single one, but I'm specially loving those with you on the beach! Love what you are wearing =)

alp said...

Unas magníficas imágenes...muy bonitas...un saludo desde Murcia...

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Those photographs are so marvelous, Linda! I'm so impressed and inspired. That spot is so beautiful!

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