Like the title of this post states, I had my first beach day of this year. It was amazing. I have to say that I love the beautiful Oregon Coast. The beach was one of the first vacations I ever went on as a baby.
My family and I went to the beach beings that my aunt and uncle are visiting from Canada. We almost didn’t go due to the pouring rain outside. While 4 of the 5 of us who went have been or are currently Oregonians, we braved it and went anyway. It ended up being a beautiful (yet nippy) spring day at the coast.
I have always loved being at the beach, I always feel free, and like I am where I belong in the salty sea air. It invigorates, rejuvenates and refuels me. While I prefer some parts of the coast to others, they all (except for one that has become extremely touristy) generally have that same effect on me. The beach rain or shine always has a way of boosting my spirits. The ocean is one thing that is constant in an ever changing world. The fact that the tide comes in and goes out, and the roar of the ocean is constant, calming, soothing, and yet has to be respected, because it could take your life. Beings that I have grown up going to the beach several times a year my whole life, I have learned to respect the force that the ocean is, but to not be afraid of it, as long as I pay attention to the changing tide, and don’t do anything stupid.
We did a little shopping while we were there, which was good, beings as I only have about 4 nice tee shirts that I wear out and about, and I needed more with summer coming. I was able to get 4 more and a new white tank top (as one of mine now has a blue stripe around the bottom from my darkest pair of jeans).
I loved getting out into the fresh salty sea air. I got the best sleep last night that I have had in a while because of having been down on the beach. That is one thing I liked about camping at the beach, is that I could fall asleep listening to the sound of the ocean, and with the smell of the ocean. Not to mention the smell of having been at the beach isn’t bad either.