Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Nocturnal Revelations at a Secret Oregon Coast Spot

Published 05/29/2012
By Andre' Hagestedt


(Depoe Bay, Oregon) - There's a little hidden viewpoint that no one knows, and I sometimes consider it my own. It's directly in back of the Depoe Bay Visitor's office, and right next to a really cool, very Americana - circa 1950's in appearance - oceanfront vacation rental from Trollers Lodge. There's only a small bench here, and a small opening between buildings from which to rest and look down at the rocky shelves next to the southern side of the bay mouth.


Below, even at night, you can still see the whites of the breakers, largely because they're somewhat lit by huge lamps meant to light up the channel. Like street lights – but for boats. I've seen them smashing hard against this area, more often than not. But tonight they're gently sliding onto the flat rocky areas. For some reason, they remind me of babies learning to climb chairs – but faster.


I smile to myself and even catch myself laughing aloud, as I spot one wave in the distance leap up in the air and do some funky acrobatics as it whacks an outcropping a bit further down the length of Depoe Bay's basalt ledges. I realize I can see a lot in the dark here.

I also quickly realize I'm mesmerized, hypnotized by all this. I don't want to leave. I've got a movie going back there that's pretty engaging, some trippy horror flick. But I can't bring myself to leave.

Looking up again, I notice these faint blotches of clouds, like dark gray matting or something, in the sky. Those stars aren't especially bright tonight, but they're riveting.

In case you're wondering, however, this is what this part of the central Oregon coast can look like at night. They were taken on different evenings, with distinctly different looks. But it's not hard to see why such a scene can become so engaging, so mesmerizing.

Keywords: depoe bay, astronomy, cape kiwanda, scenery, Cannon Beach, Yachats, Depoe Bay, Newport, Lincoln City, Oceanside, Astoria, Oregon coast, science. Where to stay in this area - Where to eat - Maps and Virtual Tours

More About Depoe Bay Lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

 

Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss

 


 

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Birds, Brews and Film on N. Oregon Coast
Cannon Beach and Tillamook present some fascinating and fun aspects to the north Oregon coast in the coming week. Cannon Beach events, Tillamook events, history, science
Video: Stunning Sights Around Oregon Coast's Depoe Bay Take Way More Than a Day
Cape Foulweather, Depoe Bay bridge, Rocky Creek, Boiler Bay and history, Otter Rock and Devil's Punchbowl
Some Chance of Aurora Borealis Above Oregon, the Coast Sunday, Monday
A different kind of storm watch has been issued for the skies above Oregon and the Oregon coast: a geomagnetic storm watch. Science
Video: Oregon Coast's Yaquina Head Natural Outstanding Area, Newport
Wandering Newport's Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is one of the most memorable pleasures of the Oregon coast. Science, history
Oregon Coast Drone Rules, Laws: Stay Away from Wildlife or Face Fines
All offshore rocks are refuges, rules for other areas. Yaquina Head, Newport, Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock
Minor Quake Off Oregon Coast Rattles Only Sensors, No Tsunami Alert Issued
Magnitude 4.1 offshore from the Oregon coast Tuesday at 7:14 p.m., no tsunami alert. Science
Where to Find Oregon Coast Rooms, Lodging for the Eclipse
For those looking for places to stay, you may have some better luck here. Summer
Deep Inside Oregon Coast's Yachats State Recreational Area: Fun, Facts, Features
Right behind downtown Yachats sits one of the Oregon coast's greatest treasures. Kids, travel tips

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted