I had been wanting to visit the Oregon Coast again for quite some time as did Sage’s human so we hopped in the car with the dogs and drove down to Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock.
We fortified ourselves with seafood at Ecola Seafoods before our hike. Even the dogs got some salmon scraps.
Oregon has liberal leash laws along most of the coastal beaches so we ran into a lot of other dogs happily wandering the beach. Mr. N participated in a sniffing train.
The dogs had to be leashed around Haystack Rock to protect the plants and animals living in the tide pools.
We were there at low tide so we got to see the various sea creatures and plants that called the rock home.
Like the mussels that live on this rock.
And Mr. N chased after Sage.
Sage plunged in and out of the water.
We came to a point where we couldn’t walk any further because the tide was in.
Mr. N explored the edge of the rocks because he is a little daredevil like that. I called him away because I was worried he might fall.
And so we could make the dogs take a group photo.
We saw more sea plants both in little pools on the rocks
as well as on the cliffs.
We ended up walking ten miles. Towards the end, all of us except for Mr. N were sore and tired. Sage walked right behind us but Mr. N would run a little way ahead and glance back to see if we were still following. And then run back to us and run ahead again.
With all the running back and forth, Mr. N probably did twice what we did. And he still wanted to keep going! Because he is a crazy little terrier. Sage over-exhausted herself earlier while chasing birds and clearly wanted to go home.
Mr. N got outvoted and we piled into the car to head home. And for the dogs to get baths.