So, we ended up in Pacific City as we wandered along the Oregon coastline on our vacation. We had been here before, about 23 years ago! Happy to say that some things had changed; a great brewery, a yummy deli, a few little shops, but other things had remained the same...the town's quaintness and its reverence for its unique history.
We happened to be there for Dory Days, a big celebration of the Dory fishing fleets that have called Pacific City home for decades. We caught the parade on Saturday morning and it felt a little like a step back in time...cool dory boats, old fishermen, high school bands...and they still throw candy! We ate fish tacos, three times, they were so yummy, and extended our stay a couple of nights because we fell in love with the place.
I could've watched these Dory boats come in onto the beach and push out into the surf all day, except that there were dunes to explore, tidepools to investigate, rocks to climb and beaches to wander! I was committed to getting my kayak out into the water, one of these days, just like these dorymen, until I read about the great white sharks that loom near the Haystack Rock...pretty sure seeing one of those I would likely end up in a panic in the water!
But, if you are ever looking for a quiet place to spend some time on the Oregon Coast...