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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Searching for Tide Pools

The next morning, we got up early so we could check out some tide pools during low tide. Well, first we had to find them so we drove along the coast and stopped off at random spots.

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Lovely beach, but we needed rocks.

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So we drove to another spot. I really liked the canopy of trees lining the path.

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And the light through these branches too.

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Hmm. The grassy path makes me think we'll just hit more beach...

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...which we did.

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Ironically, we did find tide pools...

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...at our campground, Barview Jetty County Park - Rockaway Beach - Oregon, when we headed back for breakfast.

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Mostly barnacles and seaweed.

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Some small fish too, but no sea anemones, which are my favorite part of exploring tide pools.

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So I went back to shore and enjoyed taking pictures of my brother pointing out things to lil' sis instead.

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The middle '87 then joined them too.

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Our lackluster search for tide pools came to an end and it was time to head back to the campsite for breakfast.

All Oregon posts can be found with the tag Series: Oregon, but I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
Giant Catfish and Family Trips Home
Mom and Dad's Garden Again
Pacific Oyster - Bay City - Oregon
Tillamook Cheese Factory - Tillamook - Oregon
Barview Jetty County Park - Rockaway Beach - Oregon
Searching for Tide Pools
Campfire S'Mores and Other Breakfast Treats
Dismantling Camp and Leaving Rockaway Beach - Oregon
Short Beach - Oregon and Home
Rice Krispies Treats
Chasing Waterfalls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Behind the Scenes: Bob's Red Mill - Milwaukie - Oregon
Whiffies Fried Pies (Food Cart) - Portland - Oregon
Potato Champion (Food Cart) - Portland - Oregon

1 year ago today, Pastitsio (Greek "Lasagna").
2 years ago today, Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary and Duck Fat.
3 years ago today, the first dragonfruits from my garden.


  1. Tide pools! I hope to go somewhere like that someday. It's pretty!

  2. Kitty,
    Anywhere on the coast will have them!


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