Friday, May 8, 2015

Cape Peretua, Devil's Churn, Spouting Horn :: THE Trip, THE Encore'

Copyright 2015, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

This day trip was from 2 years ago, yes indeedy.  June 10th, 2013.  Bringing you Oregon's coast virtually.

Again, please note, we are not in Oregon today.

As we continued driving up and down the Oregon coast we stopped in what is known as Cape Pereptua, named by Captain James Cook on March 7, 1778.  This Wikipedia page describes a very interesting history.

This is Devil's Churn, a "long crack in the coastal rock that fills with each ocean wave, occasionally exploding as incoming and outgoing waves collide", per the Wikipedia page.

As you can see, it was not churning much during the time we were there:

There is, of course, a bridge, the name of which it seems I did not record:

And, this is the Spouting Horn, it was somewhat active.  A challenge to capture the waves rolling up and crashing into the land mass and the "spout" those waves create.  It is considered a "fountain".

No "spout" yet, waves building to a nice crash tho.

There ya go, this is probably the best producing "spout" we saw.  Photo is a bit washed out, but, look at that wave, crashing almost over the rocks and tis really blowing that "spout".  Even with the exposure off somewhat, I can almost feel the power.

Waves crashing even higher.  A good "spout".

One last wave and "spout", just beginning to build power.

Yes, I could have stood there for hours, but, we still have the Heceta Head Lighthouse to see - - - 

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