If I lived here, this would be my weekly hike. Some kind soul placed this bench 1/3 of the way up the trail from the beach. It’s a reminder going down that you are almost there. You can hear the waves crashing against the rocks and see that the beach is deserted.
On the way up, you can feel in your legs how much farther you have to go. Your heart longs already to be back down on that beach. Searching for stones and enjoying the moment. It’s also a good place to stop, have a sip of whiskey and then continue the journey up.
We leave for points north tomorrow, but we have already made plans to return to Pacific City in September on the way back down the coast. This bench will still be here I hope.