It was early October, and the weather was chilly (around 50 degrees Fahrenheit). There was rain in the forecast, but it always seemed to clear up just as we were pulling over to snap pictures
at lookout points or embark on a short hike. The ocean looked quite different than it does further south, but it was still beautiful.
You can see Heceta Head Lighthouse in the background at this lookout point. Mr. Handsome loved the view so much that he did a painting of it a few days after we returned home.
The coastal highway curves along the cliffs, providing a new, breathtaking view at every turn.
At one spot, we stopped and walked down to the shore, just as the sun was setting. It felt really strange being on a beach wearing heavy coats.
My sister-in-law Lena happened to climb up on a rock at just the right time for me to take this photo. Look at that spectacular sky!
We exhausted all the possible photo ops on that beach. Can’t wait to make a scrapbook!
These next two are my favorites. The originals were beautiful, but Mr. Handsome edited them to make them even more gorgeous.
Stay tuned for photos from the Redwoods, the California coast, and San Francisco!