On Saturday, we headed out to two of my favorite places on the central Oregon coast: Devil’s Churn and Thor’s Well. We could easily spend all day at just one of those locations, happily shooting photos and video, but we did actually make it back home at a reasonable hour. 🙂
Both locations are in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, which is part of the Siuslaw National Forest. We used our Interagency Annual Pass for entrance to Devil’s Churn. The other pay options are cash or the Northwest Forest Pass.
Our first glimpse – cloudy, of course!
You can tell how windy it was when we first got here by looking at the grass growing along the trail.
I found a place fairly close to the end of the stairs, positioning myself to capture the waves crashing against the rocks.
Of course, it gets better – you just have to wait for the right wave.
Or this wave.
I briefly moved to a new location farther back, but I wasn’t impressed with my view. I wasn’t getting enough wave action to stay here for long.
So I moved a bit further back and got a better angle.
The person in the distance is Bob, recording some wave action on video. At this point, we had outlasted everyone who had initially been on the rocks, and we had it all to ourselves.
The incoming high tide waves started coming in more often, leading to some epic wave action, so I switched to my zoom lens to get some closeups.
We realized that now might be a really good time to go, as we were in danger of major ledge splashing, so we started to pack up our gear. Nope, we looked over towards the Pacific Ocean, and we see blue skies. We got a few more photos and video with blue skies, then packed up our gear.
Our next post will go into our visit at Cook’s Chasm, located less than a mile south of Devil’s Churn.