Beach-Waldport to Yachats
March 29, 1981
The weather at the parking lot agreed with the forecast for the
day . . . 100% “chance” of showers.
An Obsidian ski group pointed out that snow in the Cascades would be
preferable to rain on the coast.
We said we’d take our “chances” even if 100%.
There was steady rain from Eugene to Waldport.
The rain and wind picked up tempo as we donned raingear and headed south
on the beach (on an outgoing tide.)
By lunch time, midway down the beach, the rain and wind subsided and our
spirits picked up as sun and blue sky became the order of the afternoon.
The leader’s veiled “promise” to see migrating whales
heading north did not materialize.
However, some ducks in poor formation were sighted heading north so all
was not for naught.
There was time to explore the tide pools just north of Yachats while we looked
for and found our shuttle car at the Adobe parking lot.
On the return drive to Eugene, one car sighted 12 rainbows, a new
“car record” for an Obsidian outing.
Soggy, but good-natured hikers were Dallas and Jack Cole, Fran Gnose,
Dave and Marcia Guekes, Margaret Hadaway, Roger Hine, Jeanie Holmes,
Mary Keenan, Dick Loescher, Elsie Peck, Ann and Davin Strother, Chris Rhoades,
Kate Weindt, Merle Traudt & leader Joe Lowry.