Tuesday, August 9, 2011

siletz river, lincoln city

driving home from seal rock a few weeks ago, we noticed this area of the beach in lincoln city that looked like it would be such an amazing spot for the kids. i took note of the name of some condos right by it and then looked it up when we got home.

on saturday we planned to just drive to the area we had seen and look for parking. we have lived in oregon for six years but we are very much newbies to exploring this state. everything is new to us and we are enjoying it immensely. the first area we saw where there was beach parking in lincoln city was very busy. there were huge amazing kites flying and sanji loved the panda.

we drove past there and saw the condos that were kind of our marker of the spot. we turned in to the water's edge condos small parking lot and discovered we could park there. but after looking down to our right, we realized we'd rather be down that way. we noticed a nice area right behind mo's so we decided to drive until we saw mo's. there was a parking area there and after driving around twice, a car pulled out and we got a spot. score.

it was a quick walk to the sand. we set up maybe 25-30 feet from the water. we had taken our dog and he was so happy. we don't often take him on outings. sorry ace. but it was his lucky day. the littles set up with buckets and started digging right away. dee, amit and ace took off to check out the water.

the name of the area is siletz bay, at least i know that is the general area. down further to the right was a more beachy area where the waves were. where we were it was calm. we could see seals on another stretch of land that was across from us. it seemed you could walk across the water to yet another body of land. it was a great area for little kids. when the tide started coming in, it was getting close fast. we had to relocate several times. the holes we dug became little pools and big piles of sand became small islands.

it was a gorgeous day. i wish i could bottle the feeling of calm, peace, sun, breeze, water and my children's joy. i could inhale that combination.

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