Highway 101, Oregon Coast

The Pacific Ocean, a glorious, famous name for a mighty ocean, stretching from here to the shores of Asia. The coastline is rough here, with cold gusty winds and large cliffs where the waves break, spitting wet foam into the air - it seems that the icy Pacific is unwilling to be stopped by the American shore. Seals live here, growing their children in the big caves the sea has ripped out of the cliffs, and grey backs are said to pass the coastline on their way south. Large trees, bleached by wind, sun and salt, are lining the beaches like skeletons of large prehistoric animals, thrown out by the winter storms. Large sand dunes have been formed by the ever blowing wind, pushing the fine sand inward like a hail shower.

The Oregon Coast is an austere landscape, constantly formed by the powers of nature, where man, regardless of his busy activities, is only a temporary guest.


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