This trip has been about exploring new places and making new memories. On our way back from the redwoods we stopped at Cape Ferello. Groans were uttered as mom climbed out to take pictures. What a view!
I was so enamored by the shining water that I missed what was to the left of me. Before I knew it, the kids plus the dog were running by me. “Come on Mom!” they called. Soon they disappeared down the hill. They had discovered another piece of the Oregon Coast Trail.
Before I could say STOP the kids (and dog) were running down the hill disappearing into the grass. I did what every mom must do — followed with my camera.
When I caught up with the kids they were already running down the side of the hill towards the beach. The trail? About the size of a deer trail. We had obviously left the Coast Trail. The views down were spectacular. As we got closer and closer to the beach I knew we’d be rewarded.
This day was so lovely. I just stood there … mesmerized. There’s something calming about the ocean. Strange really, since it can be so explosive as it hits the rocks.
As soon as I arrived on the beach Calvin and Gabby were yelling. “Mom! Mom, come see this!” … Calvin added, “Bring your camera!” As if I would forget the instrument in my hand recording this moment.
There were Jellyfish. EVERYWHERE. At least a dozen of them. Several were still alive. We watched as the blob moved in and out. The kids became increasingly worried they would die and the wanted to rescue them. Even Dad became involved. But I figured they’d kill them so I quickly put a stop to their shenanigans.
As you can see there were big sticks everywhere. They used these sticks to help a jellyfish return to the ocean. Impressed with themselves, they were. I still put a stop to it. I wasn’t sure it was wise to stress a creature. And who knew…maybe they were there for a reason?
We began to worry that the sun would start setting and the fog would come back into the shore. We didn’t really want to walk back up the hill through fog in the dark. So we looked back and said one last goodbye. Such a beautiful place!
The kids climbed the hill effortlessly. It was amazingly faster going up then going down. (Probably because going down we had to rescue a lot of caterpillars). When we returned to the truck the fog had indeed begun to drift back into shore.
Thank you Abba for the break in the fog to enjoy the majestic beauty of this new-to-us treasure on the coast.