Yachats to Waldport
October 12, 1983
Great day on the coast.
We shuttled a car to Waldport and returned to the Adobe parking lot
where we headed down to the rocks and tide pools lying just north.
Low tide provided an excellent opportunity to scramble down to the
barnacle-encrusted rocks near the water to inspect at close view the
many pink and orange starfish feeding on the mussels that cling to
the vertical surfaces there.
More color provided by the bright green colonies of sea anemonies.
Proceeding north on the sandy beach we hiked in sunshine until 1:00 p.m.
admiring the lines of low flying pelicans, scurrying sandpipers, and
After our mid-point lunch stop at the beachside state park picnic area,
the sun faded behind a thin cloud cover, but no rain fell (a record event
as our past two hikes here had been wet from beginning to end).
A few wet feet from wading across beach “creeks” were the only
evidence to suggest that we’d been near the water when we climbed up
the rocky bank at the parking lot at Waldport to pack ourselves into the
shuttle car for the 8-mile ride back to the Adobe for redistribution for
the trip back to Eugene.
Hikers were John Cecil, Gladys Grancorvitz, Lee Hatch, Audry and Mac Howell,
Meg Janecek-Wall, Joan Keigher, Alys Riley, and leader Dallas Cole.