The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

A Coastal Renewal

I spent the last week on the Oregon coast with my aunt, sister, and niece. It was a gift to watch my niece as she experienced the ocean for the first time. I loved her curiosity and her delight in the small things. So I encountered very few strangers, and I did almost no writing, but it was worth every moment.

I’ll be back on Friday when a new round of stories. I’m ready to begin again.


11 comments on “A Coastal Renewal

  1. andy1076
    July 8, 2015

    What an amazing shot too, Truly captures the peace you find at a beach πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Andy! It was so fun to have most of the beach to ourselves that evening. The water was freezing, but she didn’t even mind. πŸ™‚

      • andy1076
        July 8, 2015

        And that’s how you know the moment was absolutely perfect 😊

  2. joannerambling
    July 8, 2015

    We all need a break at times from different things it is part of life

  3. Maccabros
    July 8, 2015

    Never was in Oregon, but someday…

    the best things in life are free, dear Paige…

    ganz liebe Grüße,


    • Thank you, my friend! πŸ™‚ I really appreciate the comments and support. I wish I could reply in German, but glory if it isn’t gone gone weg!


  4. tonyarmitage
    July 9, 2015

    I’ve been fortunate to visit the oregon coast on a number of business trips. Absolutely love it, especially the area around canon beach and seaside.

    • Tony,
      My mother’s family is from Oregon so our family vacations would be to Seaside. I loved it there as well. I’ve come to enjoy this venture south by Yaquina Head. I wish I could live everywhere at once… πŸ™‚

      • tonyarmitage
        July 11, 2015

        The only place I have ever seriously considered moving to for a work appointment was portland… a great city.

  5. ME and the Boss
    July 9, 2015

    visited Tillamook almost 40 years ago, loved the cheese,
    wasn’t quite into the beauty of nature at that time,
    the water was cold, the people warm.
    can’t wait for you to resume your post, great story telling.
    Love, hugs and blessings … ME and the Boss

    • It’s true that the water is COLD! My niece went in anyway because she is young and free, but I am older and concerned about my circulation. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

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