yesterday's photo). I recall looking at this, trying to gauge its diameter for a sense of scale, but I honestly don't remember what I estimated it to be, so I'll just say I think it's a foot or more, maybe 14 to 16 inches.
When I covered this area previously back in April, I alluded to the fact that this terrace is physically accessible. It is, but I hadn't noticed on the previous trip is that there is a sign at the south end, where the terrace is open to the promenade, before it drops below the sea wall, warning that the area is extremely dangerous. So-called sneaker waves- isolated, unusually high and powerful swells- can sweep over this shelf. It's not clear whether trespassing is legally prohibited, so you might not get a ticket. On the other hand, you might get dead. Oregon coastal water is turbulent and very cold; without survival gear, even the fittest swimmer has only minutes before hypothermia sets in. Combine that with the fact that in the event of a large wave, someone unfortunate enough to be caught in it will be battered violently against the rocks. In short, this is not a place you want to go. Rocks from a distance can be frustrating when you want a closer look, but frustrating is better than becoming chilled hamburger.
Photo unmodified. July 15, 2014. FlashEarth Location.
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