There’s A Place Called Manzanita

Manzanita, Oregon is a modest town located on the northern coastline of Oregon…

And it has a significant piece of my heart!

I’ve constantly greatly savored the sunny shorelines of southern California, but for me, almost nothing beats the foggy, golden coast-line with just plenty of of a great breeze to make a hoodie or jacket the suitable attire.

Manzanita has a popultaion of about 600 inhabitants. All through the time I invested in Manzanita (July) it was key tourist season, and I was ready to satisfy lots of folks from all in excess of the point out of Oregon who came to practical experience this charming town for the weekend.

The principal avenue which leads towards the seashore was loaded with people today walking, visiting retailers, and were quite welcoming and quickly open to dialogue.


I camped at the Nehalem Bay State Park, about 1 mile south of Manzanita.

I appreciate how uncomplicated it is to camp alongside with the Oregon Coastline, with quite a few “Hiker-Biker” campgrounds which only charge $5 for every night time for hikers or bikers.

Once early morning arrived I started my working day with a shower in their earlier mentioned average amenities (by tenting requirements) and as I walked by the campsite office I was available espresso by the park rangers. This was a 1st expertise in camping and I heartily accepted the offer for a minor additional improve to my mile-extensive-wander into town. When I arrived to city my initial research, as usually is the circumstance when traveling, was to come across a spot to order espresso, area my notebook, and talk with the planet by means of WiFi. This process proved to be a complicated just one to carry out.  The regional library did present wi-fi world-wide-web even so, they did not provide any energy stores. However for me, my laptop’s battery charge experienced been totally applied the evening prior. I stumbled upon an online cafe and searched for an worker to learn who to pay back in purchase to use the internet but only an empty shack was to be located.


I returned to my campsite in anticipation of the sunset.

I walked for many miles south along with the assuring waves of the ocean, discovered a secluded log to sit, and organized myself for ending of the day’s light-weight. As the sun neared its’ finish submersion into the groundlevel of earth, I began strolling slowly and gradually towards the campgrounds.

As I approached the entrance to the Condition Park, I uncovered a crowd of individuals, all gazing in question at the impressive attractiveness that these kinds of an day-to-day occurence never fails to insprie awe. I’m not guaranteed if I have ever been inside of a group of so several people today who ended up all practising the art of silence when observing this day’s close.

On my second night of camping at Nehalem Bay Condition Park, I achieved a female who was going from Vancouver, B.C. to San Francisco the place she would get started a new work as bio-tech researcher. Compared with most people who would be moving 1500+ kilometers, she was building the shift on bicycle, even though a transferring company packed and shipped her items to in which she would be living San Francisco. We shared a excellent discussion about know-how, web structure, philosophy, and songs ahead of retiring to our respective tent-dwellings.


My two evening remain in Manzanita was a small component of my two thirty day period hike from Los Angeles through Oregon. Though there were being sights together the journey where I may say the natural beauty would surpass Manzanita (Big Sur arrives to intellect), the peace I discovered and accessibility of seclusive places to contemplate and only “be” are what make Manzanita a single of my favored sites on earth.

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