It is often said that we live in paradise. A walk on the beach late yesterday afternoon verified that fact for me once again. Our paradise is not what everyone thinks of as their Utopia. To live here you must brave the elements, be tough and strong, a "Coastie" through and through. We have a very small allotment of warm summer days and we rejoice in that fact, knowing that if our temperatures were warmer, less rain fell on our heads, that this would be a true paradise and people would flock to our little corner by the thousands. Don't get me wrong - we like you - we want you to visit - but, then, when the rains come, we want our corner of the world all to ourselves. Right now the sun is out, it's 71 degree's. Come and take a walk with me on the beach, visit the Peter Iredale and enjoy yourselves fully.
Surfing in our Pacific Ocean is not for the weak or faint of heart. These ocean waters splash onto our beaches at a balmy 36 degrees, on average. These swimmers and surfers are tough!
Footprints, sand, surf, people flying kites and a quiet moment overlooking the shipwreck of the Peter Iredale are what sweet summer moments on our beautiful coastline are all about.
The sun has set, the tide is coming in. It's time to tuck in, call it a day. I hope you had a wonderful time on our north coast beaches today. See ya next time!