Faris (Web News Director), Kaylin (Morning Anchor), and Kerry-Ann (Morning Producer), and I packed into Kaylin's car and headed to the coast. On the way, there was an accident that blocked traffic in both directions for several hours. Finally, we got to Hwy 101 and were following the freeway north alongside the ocean. It was about 6:00 and we knew we wanted to stop at a few beaches at some point, so we decided to eat first (something we hadn't done in a long while) and then hit beach stops as the sun was setting on the way back.
We made it to Gold Beach and had dinner at the Port Hole Cafe overlooking the marina and the ocean. On the drive down we stopped at Cape Sebastian, some place I can't remember the name of, and Harris Beach. Three beautiful places.
We were on the unnamed beach as the sun set and I couldn't help thinking that we were some of the last people on the continental states to see the sun. People in New York hadn't seen the sun in three hours. Some people inland, maybe even in Medford, maybe couldn't have seen the sun for the last fifteen minutes. We were the last people to see the sun. It was momentous.
I took lots of photographs and a a few video clips and posted some of them here.
Blackberries grow everywhere up here. We picked some from the side of the road.
Beach right around sunset.
Kaylin taking pictures of the sand on wind-stricken beach.
Sunset on a fantastic day.