I was able to take a day last weekend after a work conference in Portland, Oregon to drive out to the coast with a colleague. We spent most of the afternoon at Cannon Beach, seeing Haystack Rock and lounging before heading to the more secluded Indian Beach for sunset.
Growing up in the Midwest, I never tire of seeing the ocean with the same excitement as a little kid. The weather ended up being perfect. Though I didn’t get any hiking in this trip, I’ll definitely be back to explore more slowly.