Chase the Blue Dot

In our last post, Oregon: Devil’s Churn, we headed out to the area north of Florence to visit Devil’s Churn and Cook’s Chasm. There were so many pictures, we decided to do two posts.

After we left Devil’s Churn, we headed south about a mile, directly to the Cook’s Chasm parking lot. This attraction in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area does not require a day use parking fee. Note, while we saw plenty of people wearing flip flops or flimsy shoes, I highly recommend hiking (waterproof) boots for both this and Devil’s Churn. You won’t need boots for the trail, which is paved, but you’ll need them for walking around on the rocks.

After a nice walk down the trail, we set up to take photos and video at the chasm with the bridge overhead.

Since it was a beautiful day, there were lots of visitors clambering over the rocks, but not in this direction. Most of them took a cel phone photo of the bridge and moved on.

The height of high tide was about 2-3 hours away, but the waves were still pretty epic in the chasm. This rock was pretty close to us.

Swirling waves around a rock in the chasm.
Swirling waves around a rock in the chasm.
Waves coming in to cover a rock, with splashes on the back side.
Waves coming in to cover a rock, with splashes on the back side.

The waves further out from the bridge were also pretty stunning.

Waves cresting over into a curl while splashing down.
Waves cresting over into a curl while splashing down.

As you (carefully) move over the rocks, even better wave action views await you.

Wave action over rocks, #1.
Wave action over rocks, #2.
Wave action over rocks, #3.
Wave action over rocks, #3.

But wait, there’s more photos of wave action. Did you really think I could stop at just a few?  🙂

Wave action over rocks, #4.
Wave action over rocks, #4.
Wave action.
Wave action.

To see all the photos from our visit to Cook’s Chasm, view the gallery.

 

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