So, today Josh and I drove from Portland to Coos Bay, OR, just in time to make it to Sunset Bay for, well, sunset! What an extraordinary place. Breathtaking only begins to describe the awe-inspiring vistas and the sound of massive waves breaking on the rocky shores is comparable only to thunder. One could spend days in and around Coos Bay and still not take in all there is to see.
A note for anyone stopping at Sunset Bay for pictures of sunset: leave plenty of time to hike out to places where you can actually see the sun setting over the ocean. With all the coves and peninsulas there are to hike in and around, it took me a while to find a spot where I could see the ocean vista without obstructions.