In light of current events, I think we could all use a little peace and beauty. Yesterday I ran away to Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, a wonderful park about 25 miles south of my home. The sun was shining, although the cool breeze made me glad I was wearing my sweatshirt. I took a trail and then another and then . . . realized I’d never get back to my car if I kept walking, so I backtracked and sat overlooking the incredible ocean view with my journal.I breathed in the quiet and relaxed. A sparrow kept me company. My photos only hint at the gorgeousness of this place. Admission is $5 for day use, but there’s a great campground for those who want to stay longer. The visitors center offers lots of information, frequent nature talks, movies, and books. I found out the names of the flowers I’d been seeing and learned which of them I can eat. Salmonberries, yes. Foxglove, no! If you find yourself on the Oregon coast, definitely stop at Cape Perpetua. Meanwhile, enjoy the pictures.
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