Lincoln City Oregon was one cool place. You can hunt for treasure along the 7 miles of beaches...which was my plan for the morning.
The visitor's center places glass floats made by local artisans on the beaches above the tide line. They do this from October to May, usually. I had hoped to find one but unfortunately did not.
I didn't find glass treasure but I did find some beautiful scenery and tide pools.
During the morning when I walked the beach and investigated the tide pools it was low tide. As I meandered among the rocks and sea life the tide began to come in so I had a limited time to explore. I definitely used my time wisely and had a lot of fun taking pictures.
When you glimpse at these rocks from far away down the beach they look just like everyday rocks but when you get closer you begin to notice something.
These aren't just rocks they are swimming with sea life.
These rocks are covered and I mean COVERED with mussels.
Every available inch is covered. You can't see where the rock starts and the sea life begins. It's like a buffet of mussels and it's free. I didn't harvest any because I'm not into mussels but there was a couple guys with a wal-mart shopping bag getting their dinner.
If you have a license you can come and harvest these treasures, the mussels that is.
Some of the mussel-covered rocks under the incoming tide.
The color was so vibrant like a teal green color.
This is one of my favorite images from the morning. The orange starfish clinging to the rocks and mussels. It looks like a hand squeezing tight desperately trying to hang on.
These guys look as if they have grown into the rock and sea life and couldn't be pried away with a crowbar.
Just a little guy in a sea of mussels.
Purple and teal anemones.
Unfortunately my tidepooling explorations had to come to an end as the tide started coming in. I didn't feel like having a sneaker wave sweep me off my feet and off into the ocean. That wouldn't be as glamorous as having your loved one sweep you off your feet.
On to the next stop on my Pacific Northwest Roadtrip. I hope you enjoyed this post and stop back later for more posts on my travel adventures.
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