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Breathtaking Spencer Creek at Beverly Beach State Park (+4 insets!)

(+4 insets)

No Internet For Weeks But We're Doing Great!
Steve and I have been having a lovely trip! So many adventures!! However, our connection to the internet has been on and off so I haven't been able to keep my posting up. And of course, sometimes we've had a connection and I just haven't been in the right state of mind to put up pictures and trip notes. However, for the past couple of weeks we've been in an actual canyon with zero phone or internet service--the only way to get data is to drive miles out to the canyon's edge! We finally left that black hole of connectivity a few days ago and are at one of our favorite campsites, Lapine State Park!

After my last post showing the awesome Harris Beach State Park, we travelled north to Beverly Beach, a place we'd never visit before. WHAT AN EDEN! So GREEN! So VERDANT! So GLOWING! A totally magical place that we absolutely adored. I lost my mind taking pictures--what a spectacular place for normal, vista, panorama and macro photography! I've only processed a tiny fraction of the billions of winner shots I managed to capture, but here are a few to give you an idea of this marvelous Oregon coast gem.

Today's Pictures
My main picture today shows Spencer Creek in dappled light. This creek meanders through the campground and eventually empties out into the ocean. There is a truly magical footpath just five minutes from our RV that skirts one edge of the creek, crosses a wonderful little bridge and then leads back down along the creek nearly to the ocean. This trail is so green and beautiful that you cannot help but ooh and ahh in amazement! Dotted with wildflowers and edged with countless ferns, horsetails and skunk cabbage, looking up further dazzles with the glowing green coins of translucent leaves from the canopy above. This path leads out to a road near the beach and a few minutes' walk will have you walking under the Highway 101 bridge and staring at the ocean beyond. Then, after a jaunt around the edge of one of the park's many loops, the other side of the park's nature loop trail pulls you back into the deep shade of the conifer forest, your footsteps silent on the thick bed of pine needles which carpet the trail. The path leads past a brilliant opening to the park's lovely green bog, a spot I stopped to appreciate every day of our stay. Finally, the path leads out to a park loop and then tucks back onto a path that leads back to the Spencer Creek trail. What a loop. What a place! My heart is all a-flutter when I think about beautiful Beverly Beach State Park!

Today's Inset Pictures
Inset one shows the coast looking north from Beverly Beach. We had a lot of wind, rain, and unfortunate weather while we were there, so cold I couldn't bear the chill on the beach. But one day the weather was simply fabulous and I got some really wonderful pictures, including this one!

Inset two is a view of the Highway 101 bridge from the beach--I just loved the shape of it! The black and white format suited the mist-filled, cloudy day.

Inset three shows the dazzling green of the bog which I couldn't get enough of!

Inset four is just one example of the amazing trees found at Beverly Beach. This one is growing out of a stump, its roots stretching down to the ground. Eventually the stump rots away, leaving the roots which look just like a natural cage! Incredible!

I hope everyone is doing well! We are fully vaccinated now and couldn't be happier! By the way, I did want to send my good vibes to someone who isn't so fortunate--one of our community, Andy Rodker, has been fighting a dire battle against Covid since April and I am hoping every day that he gets better. You can read more and contribute to our photo group here: Pictures for Andy

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27 comments

Ulrich John said:

Looks wonderful, Janet !
4 months ago

José Manuel Polo said:

Magníficas fotografías, como de costumbre, Janet.
4 months ago ( translate )

micritter said:

Glad you are enjoying your trip, and good to be able to see new pictures. Fantastic views and photos that give them full justice..
4 months ago

Jenny McIntyre said:

Yes this place does look magical as you say, and I can fully understand why you and Steve adored being there. It's so good to hear from you after a while, I was just hoping that it was because you were stuck in a no-internet zone, which it turns out - you were. I know Andy Rodker is ill, but I wasn't aware that he was still battling COVID - we share photos of our favourite areas, the coastline of Devon and Cornwall. Please tell me how he is, should his prognosis change.
4 months ago

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4 months ago

Boarischa Krautmo said:

a wonderful set of pictures!
4 months ago ( translate )

Ronald Losure said:

So happy to see your photos again, Janet. I especially like inset #3 with its marvelous variety of greens.
4 months ago

Peter Castell said:

A wonderful set if images Janet
4 months ago

Fred Fouarge said:

Alsof de wereld vergaat de eerste twee pips Wow enorme meevoelend drama

Schitterend Janet
Veel Hugs en blijf gezond!
bedankt voor je bezoek
4 months ago ( translate )

Pam J said:

OHHHHHHHHHH I COULD PLAY IN OR BY THAT CREEK FOR WEEKS !!!!!

BEAUTIFUL PLACE
4 months ago

Annemarie said:

Welcome back Janet
!wonderful!
Happy happy new week.
4 months ago

* ઇઉ * said:

Your pictures of this pristine and unique beauty landscape are just awesome!
4 months ago ( translate )

Stephan Fey said:

Absolutely beautiful
4 months ago ( translate )

vero said:

Bonjour Janet, merveilles de la nature, Magnifique, Bisous
4 months ago ( translate )

tiabunna said:

It sounds as if you and Steve have been having great travels, Janet. These lovely images reinforce that impression, The one that really gets me is the last with the regrown stump. Many thanks for your visit too.
4 months ago