Today we woke late-- Dan made us eggs and sausages. After lunch we went to see Thor's Well, a feature which looks like a hole in the ocean. It was really really cool (below) . Above is a panorama of the view from above. We hiked down to see this feature where the tide comes in and the pool fills with water and then it drains down like a bathtub.

I went to an art gallery while Dan and Squirt did a three hour hike up a mountain. Then I knitted and graded papers. Tomorrow is our last day here and we plan to get up early and go look in the tide pools for critters.


Friday. We hiked the Yachats 804, a trail along the shore. It went through some dense dark woods too. It cut across the highway and up into a botanical gardens with interesting plants and huge trees.
For dinner we went to a fish and chips place. It was misting a bit so we sat outside under a canopy.
I am sleeping SO well with the window open just so I can hear the sound of the surf crashing on the rocks. What a perfect lullaby.

Being with Squirt is so rewarding. 


This morning Dan and I walked to the OSU campus and back, stopping at a Starbucks for a venti iced green tea on the way, and stopping at a yarn store on the way back. It was about a five mile trip. The campus was striking with its huge trees- we saw a giant sequoia, redwoods, cypress trees.

I wore my AU t-shirt, which Dan said was like rubbing salt in a wound but I didn't care.
Squirt got off work and came to our little room and picked us up. We drove 2 hours to the coast and found our little cottage in Yachats. We had dinner at the brewery and I had hemp milk curried falafel and fig kombucha. 


We are staying in a room on the back of this house through Airbnb. I can't describe how hot 106 F is. We went out in the morning and walked around the city some, but had to get back in time to stay cool in our little room.  

After dinner Squirt came over and took us to see where he works. I was very impressed with the interior and especially all the food they stock in the kitchen! 



 We woke at 4am and drove to ATL watching the sun rise.

Then, we flew across the country. It took 15 hours to get from out house to Squirt's house but we did it anyways. Here is a view of Mt. Hood from the plane. Or maybe that was Mt. Ranier. I can't remember.


Nana and Teensie

Today I played piano at church, had a nice visit with a fellow ATN endurer, had a visit from my mom, cooked a really good chicken curry, and generally felt well.