Devil's Punch Bowl just south of Lincoln City and Depot Bay never disappoints. The sun was not at the right angle to get a good photo of the 'Bowl' but the shots from the top of this jutting bluff are always amazing.
One of the mornings, the tide was further out than I could ever remember it. Slippers and I walked around and gazed into each tide pool. What a glorious feast of color with the brightness of starfish against the rough and tumble of the rock.
One of our favorite places to stay on the coast is in Newport, Oregon, right across the street from the Donald A. Davis City Park and Vietnam Commemorative Walk. This memorial was thoughtfully and beautifully laid out on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a walkway with seating all the way down to the shore. My husband and I have enjoyed this scene and beach for 20+ years.
Because my husband is unable to walk that far, Slippers and I took a long stroll each morning and evening down past the memorial to the beach.
Although the words are weather worn, nearly impossible to read, I love the remembrance of so many in my generation who lost their lives in this controversial war. The whys and wherefores for it will never be fully known but they cannot change the fact that many who fought in it fought for all the right reasons. Many lost their lives and from personal experience many other lives were changed forever.
One of my favorite features is the rock wall with inset seating that winds all the way down to the beach.