TRAVEL: THE SOUTHERN COAST OF OREGON

IMAGES AND WORDS: AMANDA KHO

If the opportunity ever arises take Route 101 from Oregon and head south for a calm glimpse of Oregon’s Coast. The two-lane road weaves between panoramic cliffs and lazy fog rolling over groves of redwoods.

While making my own way south, one of the most memorable moments was exploring Cape Perpetua. Though the popularized attraction within this area is Devil’s Churn, a narrow inlet that spouts impressive amounts of water into the air as waves reach the end of the passage, it’s the black, basalt shoreline that makes this segment of the coast worth the stop. Visit during low tide and you’ll be able to hike through a maze of old volcanic formations. In a way it feels Jurassic. 

The contrast in sound between the Churn and the otherwise placid scenery gives one a humbling sense of nature’s force.


17 March, 2016
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