We had some of the best espresso of our entire trip here, you never know what small towns might hold in store. I sometimes think it would be fun to travel from small town to small town all over the States
We shopped for antiques earlier in the day, (one of my favorite things to do in small towns). Then we grabbed some fish ‘n’ chips before heading south to Seaside. I’m always tied between fish ‘n’ chips and fish tacos. When you live inland, seafood is a priority while at the ocean. I get a little carried away and usually skip breakfast in favor of an early seafood lunch, followed by a seafood dinner. Sometimes too much of a good thing is still a good thing. I’m thinking that’s an Alan Jackson line but I can’t be sure.
When we arrived at Seaside, the fog had descended so our beach day turned into a shopping day. It worked in our favor because while exploring this town we found a small Mexican restaurant called The Stand that was really good. On a nicer day, you could get takeout and go to the beach because seating is limited. They serve more of an American-Mexican but the flavors were good for a small town. Note: if you happen to go there, be aware that they are cash only.
We had better luck for weather at Cannon Beach, it was definitely spectacular. I would recommend giving yourself some time to just enjoy the beach and the beautiful surroundings. I love beaches with sea stacks, I love all beaches really. I think, that tends to be the case when you live in the mountains, the ocean always seems exotic.
There is something about walking in the sand that I never tire of. I can be perfectly content spending the entire day just walking on the beach and soaking up the sun rays.
We love to stay at the beach right up until the last rays of the sunset turn to black.
This was the absolutely stunning view on the drive south towards Newport. Gorgeous beaches and long walks in the sand.
Note: These pictures were taken with a point and shoot Cannon Powershot D10 and an iPad of all things.
See you next week as we continue down the Coast from Newport to Coos Bay.