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Devils Churn
44.284072, -124.111365
The next stage of our trip went from Portland to Ashland was. We choose this time the Pacific Coast route. The Oregon Coast Road is famous for its beauty and the many recreation possibilities. The only problem can be the weather. The influence of the ocean is obvious. Sometimes sunshine and a few minutes later only 200m sight due to the sea-haze.

The pictures show the Devils Churn ,a narrow inlet of the Pacific Ocean. As the tide comes in, it can throw spray several hundred feet into the air when the waves reach the end of the churn.
At one of the signs with touristic information we read that, when you are lucky, you could see a flight of Pelicans along the shore. The picture shows that we were lucky indeed.

The main picture shows an overview of the inlet.
The first workshopshows the spray (this time not so spectacular as it mentioned in the tourist-information)
The second workshopshows the edge of the inlet when the wave withdraws.

Make: SONY
Model: ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 19,00
Exposure Time: 1/4000 sec
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 27 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-04 13:39
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 6601 kb

Devils Churn is a narrow inlet of the Pacific Ocean in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States, south of Yachats. It is located in the Siuslaw National Forest and is accessible via the Restless Waters trail from the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area visitor's centre or the U.S. Route 101 overlook. Access to the trail requires a United States Forest Service pass.

The inlet developed over many thousands of years as wave action carved into the basalt shoreline, first forming a deep-sea cave whose roof eventually collapsed. As the tide comes in it can throw spray several hundred feet into the air when the waves reach the end of the churn. Visitors are urged to be cautious when visiting the churn as it can be dangerous.

The Devil's Churn, a few miles south of the sleepy hamlet of Yachats, lives up to its moniker. Some 100 feet of a massive crevice in the basalt base of towering Cape Perpetua funnels the energy of waves in, then compresses them until they spill over the side in dramatic explosions of sea and foam. If this were a more superstitious time, we would indeed be blaming the devil himself for this display. (Above: three people are forced to run from a wave at the Devil's Churn. It does soak them within a split second.) (source: Wikipedia)

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4720 W: 318 N: 7516] (29876)
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