We just got back from a delightful 3-day/2-night excursion to the Oregon coast. It was Merrilyn’s mid-winter break and she wanted to get away for at least a couple of nights.
We were originally slated to be in Costa Rica this week. I was invited to teach about musicianship at a YWAM (Youth With a Mission) School of Worship in San Jose. We were to cap the trip off with a day and night out at the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, the stint at YWAM was postponed due to enrollment cancellations. It may be rescheduled for sometime in the summer.
Meanwhile, in order to not make the week a total loss, it seemed prudent to get away somewhere close. So, to Pacific City, Oregon we went. If you have heard of Haystack Rock, it is at Cape Kiwanda, just north of Pacific City, and it was there that we stayed at a hotel named, appropriately, the Inn at Cape Kiwanda. Every room in the place looks out at the beach and Haystack Rock.
Oh my gosh! The weather was incredible!! Late February in the Pacific Northwest is known for having a week or so that we call “false Spring”. Combine that with the El Niño weather pattern and we had clear blue sky and temperatures in the low 60’s.
It has been a while since I have been to the ocean. It was last August in San Francisco to be exact, but before that, it had been a long time.
I love the ocean. I love the thunder of the surf. It has such a calming, therapeutic effect on me. I would love to have a place by the ocean. Who knows? Maybe we will someday.