Saturday, July 04, 2015

Summer Swim Diary III

UntitledThe next stop on this summer's great West Coast vacation tour was the Oregon coast, a most enchanting place. J's grandparents have resided here since their retirement in the 90s, so this has been a place that we look forward to returning to each summer. On longer trips, we have a chance to drive out to the family's cabins along the Umpqua River, but this time, our journey was shortened due to plane travel issues. Alas. Swimming in the Umpqua is awfully special, but thankfully, last year we discovered a little swimming spot that is a bit closer: Cleawox Lake in Honeyman State Park. It is a gorgeous little lake with a small beach. You can rent paddleboats and canoes, or just swim around. It also has one of my very favorite features: a dock you can swim out to and jump off of. I think I've come to realize that lake swimming is my favorite. The whole vibe: being in nice cool water surrounded by trees, is the best. Since it's so near the ocean, Cleawox is also surrounded by dunes (on the side of the lake opposite the swimming area, one dune runs steeply down into the water, and people run and sandboard directly into the lake). I'm already excited for a chance to go back. Untitled

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