It’s safe to say, Yachats, Oregon is one of my favorite places in the world. Albeit, I haven’t been to very many places in my lifetime, but I’ve always been of the opinion that beautiful places are meant to be visited, and then you move on — to other places, and other things — but not Yachats.
The husband and I first discovered the hidden treasure that is the Oregon coast on our honeymoon a couple years ago, and we’ve talked about going back there ever since. And now we have, just in time to escape a week’s worth of below freezing temperatures. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve undoubtedly seen some photos from our trip, but as I went through my memory cards I couldn’t help sharing a few more of my favorites. (Besides, I’m secretly hoping this will buy me some more time to photograph an upcoming recipe I’m working on. I’ve been pretending to still be on vacation even though we got home almost a week ago, so new recipes will be on their way just as soon as I get back into the swing of things, I promise!)
The incredible thing about the west coast is the highway that runs along it. On one side, the Pacific ocean, and miles and miles of coastline. On the other, mountains, old growth forests, dunes, lakes, and even waterfalls. You can be walking on the beach one minute, and hiking in the shade of centuries old pine trees the next. It’s pretty much everything anyone could want in a vacation, all rolled into one.
(If you want to get a closer look, feel free to click on any f the images to be redirected to my flickr page. You can full-size the photos there, and scroll through at your leisure.)