Marking the tide's advance and retreat. Whiskey Run beach, Oregon (mapped)
Beach at Whisky Run, off of Seven Devils Road, Oregon (a little north of Bandon). Taken in early April, mid-afternoon. The tide was just going out, and the beach is broad, with a very shallow slope. Its sands are very dark when wet. Incoming waves deposited narrow lines of bright iridescent foam, and the wet sand reflected the clouds. You could never find a more beautiful day at the beach than this.
Gorse was in full bloom, covering the bluffs behind the beach in a golden haze. Of course, gorse is an imported, invasive species, brought in for erosion control, but is now considered a terrible pest along the Oregon coast, regardless of the beauty of its blooms.
Taken April 1, 2005; edited June 2008
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