Saturday we took a quick day trip to the beach. It was really fun! The ocean, the beach, the trees (not to mention a chance to take pictures)... it all makes me happy!
We had a delicious lunch at Mo's in Cannon Beach. When we came out, Dad noticed all these seagulls perched on the roof of a neighboring hotel.
Why are they all facing the same direction? Doesn't it just make you wonder?
After that, we headed up to Ecola State Park, just to the north of Cannon Beach. It was super windy at the Ecola Viewpoint. We were glad we brought windbreakers and gloves. The wind was strong enough to kind of push us down the trail.
Looking south to Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock.
Early spring at the Coast!
The view from Indian Beach.
We decided to start down the beginning section of a short hiking trail, the Clatsop Loop, but ended up doing the whole thing. It wasn't really that long, but it was more than we had been planning on. It turned out to be really muddy on the return trail. There were some good views, though! There was also a really neat hikers' camp at the summit of the trail. It had several rustic cabins with bunks inside.
Tillamook Head Lighthouse.
Looking South to Indian Beach.
I'm not sure the name of this rock formation, but I thought it was pretty cool that there was an arch in it.