Seaside to Manzanita
coastal training paddle
22 miles

On the tip of Tillamook Head I run a bouncy slot to find wave protection within a field of sea stacks.


Beautiful and rugged shoreline.

Some exciting geology.


...and Cormorants

For once I don't have to crash through the surf to stretch my legs.  I found this quiet little stretch of sand hidden behind a labyrinth of spires.

The last line of rocks before a 10 mile crossing to the next headland.

On the other side I try to slip by unnoticed, but this large male (as big as a cow!) sea lion sounds the alarm.  I know it's silly but I'm still scared of sea lions.

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