Or the title could have been This Is Why We Stayed Here for Two Weeks
path down to the beach
another solitary ocean scene - apparently there are so many beaches in Oregon no one has to share
"arrrrgg matey - is that a fishing boat off in the distance?"
random cute little girl that wanted to show me the teeny hermit crab she found
now it's your turn to find stuff... where are the starfish?
middle of the above pic, right under the muscles... see 'em?
during low tide this place is full of pink and orange starfish
in the kelp, in the tide pools and on the rocks
starfish and sea anemones
and finally, we see why it's called Seal Rock State Park
totally off topic and not even sure why I'm adding this: Jim Flaherty was Canada's finance minister for the past 8 years. He's been in politics since 1995 and he retired from public office on March 18, 2014. He died yesterday at age 64. A fluffy political tribute can be found at this link; and a much more realistic one can be found here.
I have no opinion of Mr Flaherty or his politics. I didn't know the man and my political views remain my own. He wasn't a rock star or a hero, but he was a family man and had people that cared for him. And if this isn't just one more reminder to get out there and live life, and stop living to work before it's too late - well, I don't know what the heck is. Seriously, how many times do we need to hear the cliche that "life is short" ?
Condolences to Mr Flaherty's family and friends.