Photo Diary: Nothing Like the Oregon Coast

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” ― Jack Kerouac

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Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon coast, Secret Beach, summer road trip

And our Wildest California Road Trip concluded at the southern Oregon coast. It was one of the clearest nights.

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon coast, Secret Beach, summer road trip After leaving the Redwoods, we drove into Bandon, Oregon. We have been here on another occasion (just not a starry night like this). You can find that blog post here.

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon coast, Secret Beach, summer road trip

Ten whole magical days, from Seattle to California and back to the Pacific Northwest.  And we came back to THIS.

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon coast, Secret Beach, summer road trip

All the campgrounds were full, so we stayed in an RV park that let us pitch a tent on a patch of grass.

We spent the night in my favorite cove, photographing the night sky.

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon coast, Secret Beach, summer road trip

The next morning was so sunny! not a single cloud in the sky…

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon coast, Secret Beach, summer road trip

Same cove, different time of day.

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon coast, Secret Beach, summer road trip

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon coast, Secret Beach, summer road trip

I am in love with the Oregon coast. There is truly nothing like it. Not even sunny California could steal my heart away from this gem.

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon coast, Secret Beach, summer road trip

We spent the morning playing on the beach before embarking on the search for a photograph…sort of.

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon coast, Secret Beach, summer road trip

The Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is unique in that it holds many hidden views worth searching for. Some views require more work than others.

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon coast, Secret Beach, summer road trip

Guilty confession: I saw a photograph by Quin at @EverchangingHorizon, and it was the reason I wanted to spend day ten of our road trip in this corner of the Oregon coast. 

I had no directions to this location, and we had no cell signal. So we set out almost blindly chasing a photograph (lol).

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon coast, Secret Beach, summer road trip

Even funnier was the fact that we bumped into so many other people with their phone in hand and with the same photograph by @EverchangingHorizon.

Everyone was searching for the same pot of gold –people from out of this country even. The power of social media. Yikes!

We were unsuccessful in our search. We left after hiking several cliffs and almost twisting my ankle. But by then, I had already shown my husband the photograph, and he became even more determined to find this location.

We drove just far enough to get cell signal, found a YouTube video showing us the way, and we turned back around to search again.

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon coast, Secret Beach, summer road trip

This is how we ended our road trip. I was too scared to climb down the last cliff on a hurt ankle, so I enjoyed the view from the top, which was equally mind-blowing! 

When was the last time you set out on a treasure hunt? :)

Love and Adventure,

Denise

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6 responses to “Photo Diary: Nothing Like the Oregon Coast

  1. Pingback: Itinerary: Wildest California Road Trip | ☽ Of Wildest Heart·

  2. Wow! Now I want to go to that corner of the Oregon coast.

    You should put the same place different time pictures next to each other in one picture!

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