It’s Day Three of the 5 Photos, 5 Stories Challenge, and I want to share one of Oregon’s beautiful lighthouses with you. This is Yaquina Head lighthouse in Newport, Oregon, USA, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
We were there on a beautiful sunny day and I hiked up a hill behind the lighthouse to grab this spectacular vista.
This is the first time I’ve lived anywhere that is close to an ocean. It’s fun to take a day off and drive to the beach. When we first came here, I had to take pictures of tsunami warning signs and what to do if the warning sirens sounded. I grew up in the Appalachian mountains and spent almost all of my adult life in the Colorado Rockies, so oceans, volcanoes and things like tsunamis were quite a change from blizzards, altitude sickness and tornadoes. I’ve come to love tide pools and water spouts, learned to pay attention to tide tables and never turn my back on the ocean because of sneaker waves.
We’re roughly 5,000 miles across the Pacific from Japan at this point. It took a year for debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami to wash up on our shores, but it hasn’t stopped coming yet. Some more arrived just two days ago. That has nothing to do with this picture, just some interesting trivia.
The rules of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo (It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph) and then nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.
Read Day One, Tiger In My Tank.
Read Day Two, Mending Broken Hearts.
I am nominating Living & Loving to do the challenge next. Please visit this island girl’s blog.
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