Friday, July 31, 2020

Day 177 - Cannon Beach, OR

Today’s venture was to Cannon Beach which is the next town south from Seaside. One of the first stops was the Cannon Beach Bakery for some coffee and a cheese danish. Actual espresso coffee has been a novelty over the last couple of months so I take advantage of it when I can get it.

We then headed to the beach which was just a short walk from the bakery. The dominant feature of Cannon Beach is Haystack Rock which seems to be where a lot of people are gathered. It’s foggy but not cold. Somewhere around 60°F with just a very light breeze. I stopped after around ¾ mile to avoid the “heavier” crowds up ahead. There really aren’t that many people. It just feels that way compared to most other areas.

The tide is almost at its highest point for the day (5.14 ft at 12:09pm according to my Apple Watch). It’s nice to sit on the warm sand listening to and smelling the ocean. When I stopped at the bakery earlier to have my coffee and danish, the first thing I noticed when I removed the mask was the ocean smell. The mask kind of blocks it. Today, the smell of the ocean was even better than the bakery.

After a wonderful lunch of clam chowder, crab and shrimp cocktail, we headed back to the RV. It’s Friday afternoon so the traffic was heavy in Cannon Beach and heading into Seaside. I don’t think there are plans to go anywhere over the weekend. 


SonjaM said...

Clam Chowder, crab and shrimp... mouthwatering reading matter.

redlegsrides said...

Haystack Rock, I remember it well. I first saw it while coming out of tunnel on the Pacific Coast Highway and seeing it below....quite the sight.

RichardM said...

Not going to complain about the seafood choice. It was all pretty good.

RichardM said...

I think it’s the iconic site for Cannon Beach.