Saturday, September 08, 2007

Locals


N WIND 20 TO 25 KT...RISING TO 25 TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME OCCASIONAL GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES 5 FT...BUILDING TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NW SWELL 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

Mick of "Safe to Sea" asked what I was doing with shoes on at the beach...
Well, it is Oregon and that's just the way we do it 'round here...
While we do have bikini, boardshorts and barefoot season...
It's short and almost over...
Shoes, hooded sweatshirts, wool sweaters and jackets are more the norm...

The shot's of Tom McCall who was Oregon's governor when the Legislature passed House bill 1601, which guarantees public access to the state's beaches and establishes a state easement on all beaches between the low water mark and the vegetation line.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Access to the beaches is the single greatest thing about Oregon. Tom McCall was trully a visionary. It is sad that many people have their vission blurred by greed, and want to reverse this law. To say that bill 1601 guarantees access is optomistic.

Doc said...

Agreed Anon...however it has survived to date. There have been attempts to reverse this law...fortunately, they've been defeated...

Mick said...

All of Australia has that access. 'Tis a wonderful thing and good on Tom M'Call for having the vision to allow access to what should be everyone's birthright.

... and Doc, I was pulling your leg about the shoes. I know it get's a bit nippy up in them thar parts.