Monday, April 27, 2009

Coast Post part 1

What an exciting trip this was! I started it off by making EVERYONE get up at Stupid O'Clock in the morning so we could be on the road to Bandon by 5am. Let me tell you...I was NOT the most popular person in the house on this particular morning. We managed to get out by 5:30am (Good time for me. I am usually the Princess of Procrastination.) It rained most of the way there but once we arrived the rain cleared and the fog started to dissipate like magic.

Look at how excited the Mr is to be back near the ocean. It made me smile just taking this pic and still makes me smile just thinking about that day :)
The Mr and B, my two favorite people.

In Bandon the beach is kinda split into 2 halves by a jetty. One side is rocky (sandy with some huge rocks in the ocean and some along the beach too) and the other is more like the flat sandy beach that people imagine a beach to look like. On the first day we hung out on the rocky side. Wouldn't you know, one of the first things I spotted in the water was a Sea Lion?!?! So cute! ....But very fast....well faster than I am at taking pics he ducked back underwater. I waited around for it to pop up again but it didn't happen so we walked along the shore in awe of everything with me taking pictures at every new site.

Can you believe this rock with all of the starfish? I had never seen a live starfish IRL before and was shocked at the size of them. I expected them to be all tiny, cute & skinny but they are puffy and slimy looking instead. So I dared Miss B to touch one...yeah, I guess I am that kind of mom who will let her kid touch the slimy looking things first. B is no fool she told me she was NOT going to touch one of those things unless I promised to touch one too. I did and was weirded out by how hard and bumpy they feel.

Here are some of the starfish up close and personal.

A little further down the beach we came upon this huge nasty guy. I had never seen a jellyfish before either. Unlike the starfish this bugger was more like I expected. Miss B was NOT a fan of the jellyfish but was a sport enough to pose with it for a pic :)

***Coming up in the next Coast Post....the ocean shows me who's boss!


Something In The Glass said...

Yea! You're back!

Sounds like you all had a great time at the coast! Woo Hoo! I've never been to Bandon - how long is the drive?

Kally said...

PDX to Bandon is about the same as a Tulsa to Dallas drive. 4 1/2 - 5hrs depending on how many pit stops you make :)

Deborah דְּבוֹרָה said...

The Ocean! I love it! great pics! can't wait to see more!!

Lisa said...

Those star fish are way cool! I've never seen them up close either...didn't have a clue they could be on land! :)