Friday, January 22, 2021

A Day Trip to the Coast

 The sea calls to me and I must go! So recently my "live-in gardener" and I hopped in our car and drove 2 1/2 hours to get tuna fish and chips here. Those of us in northern part of Oregon are known to do just this. There is always a line and on this winter day there was still a line. People were respectful to wear masks and stay 6 feet between each group. The half hour wait to get our food was oh so worth it. Just writing this my mouth is watering. Do you love fish and chips? Do you love going to the seashore? With the combination of the two it made my heart happy. After all, it is the little things these days, isn't it?

Across the road we could see the tug boats near the Columbia River and the mouth to the sea.

And of course there was a walk just to get that glimpse that makes me smile.
I must admit, many years ago I lived for awhile in the middle of the US and could not go to the sea.
Having grown up near the sea this was really hard for me. I am a water/sea girl through and through.
Turning the opposite direction while standing in the same place, this was my view.
It was a winter sky, but it wasn't raining and for that I was thankful.
Oh I can savor the sea even on a stormy day, but I will return again on a sunny day.
What touches your soul?
Is there something in nature that just makes your heart happy?
Happy weekend, dear friends!


Lorrie said...

I did not grow up near the sea, but close to many lakes and we always took our vacations there. I have so learned to love living close to the sea and find it both invigorating and relaxing. And I do love fish and chips! What a beautiful outing you had.

Jeanie said...

What a great food truck -- or food boat, as the case may be. I would enjoy every bit of that fish! And oh, to see open water again. Really a wonderful day trip, Marilyn. I'm so glad you get could get out an enjoy. It's been a long time since I've done that.

Mary said...

What a great place to pick up your fish and chips - though TUNA and chips sounds different to me being English, we always have cod, haddock, plaice or skate with our chips!!! Did you put vinegar on yours?
Glad you were able to get to the ocean and that the rain held off. Having been born and raised at the seaside (English Channel) I could never live too far from the water. We're a 2 hour drive from here which is definitely far enough!

Hugs - Mary

Laura Morrigan said...

Wow! What a lovely, old fashioned place!

Tracy said...

Soooo NICE!! A day out like this is an extra treat these days, isn't it?! I love the sea... I guess it's because I grew up inland, and the sea or water of any kind always fascinated me. I'm to thankful to live near the sea now. I don't think I could live without it! :) ((LOVE & HUGS))