What a beautiful morning on the river. I started out before my group showed up by doing a quick 6 mile paddle past Wheeler and back. No one around except some deer on the islands and some eagles flying above and some Mallards looking for some privacy and lots of swallows having out under the bridge. Got back to the dock and prepared for the class, they showed up early and that was perfect. Here are some shots of this lovely family visiting from Arizona. Their daughter is graduating from Lewis and Clark and the coast and a SUP paddle was part of a perfect way to celebrate. I am a lucky person that I get to be part of these celebrations in life!
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At the north end of beach in Manzanita, Peregrine Point’s lush green forest rises from the sand. Lower Nehalem Community Trust manages this parcel which extends the protected lands of Oswald West State Park, the gateway to the newly established Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, creating a conservation corridor across land and sea.
Join the Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT) and Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve for an easy 1 mile beach walk and explore the intersection of these protected areas. A nice morning low tide will allow the group to explore tidepools at the north end of the beach. Bright purple seastars, yellow sea slugs, crabs, and an array of algae thrive at the intersection of the new ocean reserve site and Peregrine Point.
Come discover how Oregon’s coastline weaves with the land around it. Our coastal zone welcomes the return of ocean dwelling salmon to local rivers, seasonal migrating whales, and countless birds living within our watershed. Join us as we explore this piece of the coastline and share about our efforts to conserve the coastal margin!
Hosted by Friends of Cape Falcon MR and Lower Nehalem Community Trust, this event is part of the Explore Nature series of hikes, walks, paddles and outdoor adventures. Explore Nature events are hosted by a consortium of volunteer community and non-profit organizations, and are meaningful nature-based experiences highlight the unique beauty of Tillamook County and the work being done to preserve and conserve the area’s natural resources and natural resource-based economy. Learn more at www.explorenaturetillamook Coast.com
Questions? Contact Smith_Chrissy22@yahoo.com or call 541-231-8041.
Cost: FREE! Tax-deductible donations to Lower Nehalem Community Trust and the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve are encouraged but not required.
Here is what it looks like when I go to work :-)
Well you will have to excuse me while I learn how to use some new software for making videos. But here is a visual at least of what it looks like in the early hours paddling out into the Nehalem River.
Hey folks sup season has begun with a bang and its not even the 4th of July yet! The river is warm and the paddling is groovy!
Here is a nice shot taken of me from a boat the other morning while I was waiting for a wave to ride. Then my buddy on the boat tossed out a line and we did some tow surfing off the boat, got a great shot of Mike with Neahkahnie Mountain behind him. Fun, fun and more fun in the sun!