RIP Quarry Cove


Sometimes Mother Nature isn’t very cooperative. That’s especially true when access is concerned. Face it, with one fell swoop she can turn a nice accessible dirt trail into a God awful muddy mess, by just unleashing one of her sudden downpours.

She’s a uppity broad, if I ever saw one.

I’m particularly upset with her for her temper tantrum at the Quarry Cove Tidepools in Yaquina Head, Oregon. That’s where, perhaps the worlds only wheelchair accessible tidepools were — and yes, sadly I did say “were”.

Years ago, you could just wheel on down the asphalt path in low tide and check out the intertidal creatures in the wheelchair-height tidepools; but today — thanks to Mom Nature — that’s a thing of the past.

So what’s the scoop?

Well basically they’re sanded over. The path is still there, but it’s barricaded; and the rocky intertidal area and the man-made tidepools are completely covered with sand. And of course the anemones, starfish and other tidepool creatures have moved on to greener pastures.

Really, here’s a picture of how it looks today.

I’m? told that harbor seals frequent this area now, so at least there’s some animal life there.

Seriously Mother Nature, the redhead is not amused. And while we’re on the subject, let’s talk about that freak snow storm you threw my way on May 24. Again, not amused.

Your on notice old lady — your ugly mood swings have just got to end!!



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