The last light of 2017

When I woke up on new years eve 2017, I had no plans, just a day full of possibility. After my morning coffee, I checked the days weather. I noticed it was a decent weather day at the beach.

“Wanna go to the coast?” I asked my family. They agreed, and we were off.

I have been feeling melancholy lately and the vast expanse of the ocean always grounded me, reminding me how small I am in the scheme of things.

So to the beach we went.DSC_3440

We arrived in Newport Oregon around 2 pm to a slightly overcast beach, but overall pretty warm for a PNW winter day.

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I had decided to give my daughter Madilyn a tide pool adventure. She recently acquired a magnifying glass, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to use it. We visited the Yaquina head lighthouse and nature preserve.

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Do you see the fish by the anemone?

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Purple sea urchins everywhere! watch your step!

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Starfish just chillin’

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Yaquina Head lighthouse:

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A family Selfie

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One last look before we go

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We drove down to the historic bayfront down by the Newport bridge. There, we watched the sun slip down, and witnessed the last bit of light of 2017:

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I turned to see the golden light, lighting up the bridge:

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And the Yaquina bay head lighthouse:

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We headed down to the waterfront and I literally jumped out of the car running to catch this scene before it slipped away:

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Afterward we had a delicious meal together and drove home to ring in the new year from the couch.

What a fun and beautiful, impromptu beach trip! A new NYE family tradition I think!

Happy New Year 2018!

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Sarah Seely

I am a Photographer and Graphic Designer living in Portland Oregon. I love Jiu Jitsu, German cars, and exploring the country with my camera in hand!

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