It was a rainy, dark day but that didn’t stop us.
In Port Orford, you have to force yourself to go out and brave the elements. It’s easy to get sucked into all day marathons of Millionaire Matchmaker with the chilly air and flood like environment outside.
Well Wojc, my brother J and I needed to get out so we headed south on 101 a few miles and pulled over to the side of the road, walked down the highway until we found a suitable deer trail to follow and headed down.
Steep terrain, mud, creeks, rain, blackberry bushes, and tall grass couldn’t stop us. We plowed forward in search of a secluded beach. The colors were spectacular; dark glowing rain clouds, vibrant blue ocean and green foliage.
The view of the isolated cove was out of this world. Giant rocks, grassy fields and crashing waves gave the impression of a different world, a planet totally isolated and unaffected by development. We spent the time exploring tide pools and rocks and marveling at the black and white pebbly beach that give it its name of Salt and Pepper.
We really lucked out with the rain clouds holding off just till the end of the hike back up to the car. The beach was one of the best I’ve seen, a place that you imagine only seeing in your dreams.
Lucky for Wojc, during our beach combing he found an old glass float that is an extremely rare find. I wasn’t so luck and only scored some orange plastic ones.