Monday, November 30, 2009

Wow, the end of November already – where does the time go! Christmas will be here and gone before we know it.

Today was a crappy day for weather, it was foggy and damp all day and although our thermometer said the high was 11C (52F) it certainly never felt like it got to that temperature.

Cheryl & Steve (our friends from White Rock B.C.) arrived about noon and it was good to see them again. They are spending a week north of here on the Washington coast at a time share so it was great that we had one more chance to get together.

We visited for a bit then headed out to Mo’s for lunch, John and I had thought it would be fun to take them there for lunch and sit and watch the ocean then walk on the beach. We did have a window seat but the view wasn’t that great with the fog, eventually the fog cleared a bit and we could see Haystack Rock. Mo’s is where John and I bought our jackets last week ($20) and they had one left today so Cheryl grabbed it and they were able to order one for Steve from another store so Steve & Cheryl will be back here on Friday to pick it up. It turns out they are going to Portland when they leave Ocean Park on Friday so have to come almost here to pick up the highway to Portland, how lucky is that so Steve can get the jacket.

After lunch we walked the beach to Haystack Rock, it was a nice walk and we all enjoyed it. The tide was out so Steve & Cheryl went right up to the rock but John and I stayed back a bit as to get to it you had to climb over a lot of slippery rocks and I figured that for me that would be like an accident waiting to happen – LOL!
Pretty Colours in the Sea Foam

John & I On the Beach

Our Favourite Beach Front House

Haystack Rock

Cheryl, Steve & John

On the way to Haystack Rock there was one large rock out of water and it was covered with clams and all kinds of anoeme – neat.
Sea Anoeme

It’s interesting that there aren’t very many shells or anything on the beach but we did see this one large jellyfish.

Right out by Haystack Rock Steve said there were a lot of starfish and I think he got quite a few pictures of them. I am sure we will see some somewhere along the coast!

We got home about 4 and Steve & Cheryl came in for a bit but left about 4:45 as they had a drive of about 1-1/4 hours and with the fog and it being dark it could be a slow trip.

It was great to see them again and we sure hope they get to Ontario next summer and we can get together. And so ends another great gift of a day here on the Oregon Coast and we look forward to another nice day tomorrow.

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