I Fail as a Blogger.
Saturday we met Angie & gang at Pacific City. Pacific City is one of the coolest places to be if you are a surfer. For a Portlander it’s a great place to test your endurance. See the big dune there? That is called Cape Kiwanda. Cape Kiwanda is one of three that makes up the Three Capes Scenic Drive. The climb straight up is not for the wimpy or frail. It requires endurance, strength and a good set of knees.
Knowing that I fail at being athletic, I chose to follow Angie up the left side of the dune, along a cliff, a much easier climb. I’ve never been to the top of this headland, so I had NO idea the view that would await us…
My eyes were just feasting it all in. Mesmerized by the sheer distance between where I stood and Cascade Head where I could see. And then I took out my camera. Because I LOVE to take pictures and share with you on the blog. Only to discover…I left the battery at the trailer on the charger. Epic fail.
Angie did not have her camera either. We stood there and realized that we failed as photo bloggers. Luckily my phone takes pictures…
This is the other side of the cape looking toward Cape Mears. It was BEAUTIFUL. This picture does not at all do justice to the color arrangement of the sand and the foliage and the waves.
Since we were already half-way up the dune we decided to go all the way to the top. The easy way. That is, the easy way if you are deer.
See this patch…we went through that. The trail is merely a foot even narrower in places. At one point I was ducking down under brush hoping the footpath didn’t end. One place we could turn and go on what seemed like a wider path. But we didn’t. We continued through the brush. After all, every blogger needs an adventure to share. Too bad I don’t have pictures to go along with the story…
Finally, we made it to the top. And our children were not there. After chasing them around the dune we decided to just have fun. Here we are at the top of Cape Kiwanda.
Then we made the trip down. Running…or bouncing…sand flying everywhere…wind smacking my face…hair being wild…laughing the entire time.
It at least made for a very fun adventure. Next time I’ll bring my battery.