So, I had finally made it. All the way to Oregon, from the distant forests of Pennsylvania. It is extremely fitting then, that this view right here was my very first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean, in all its raw beauty. The location: the quaint resort town of Seaside, Oregon. It was just the coolest feeling, knowing that the largest ocean in the world was spread out before me, and that my first view of the Pacific had everything to do with the statue you see in this photograph. The statue stood in the middle of this small roundabout depicted the famed explorers, Lewis and Clark, as the pair had for the first time reached the Pacific Ocean, themselves. The view was nothing short of majestic, the shorelines plentiful with a contour and texture that I'd never seen before; there were actual mountains, it seemed, jutting into the ocean. Up until this time, the only beaches I had ever seen were the smooth, relatively featureless ones in the Carolinas, Maryland, and Florida. Shortly after I took this photograph, I discovered a truth about the northern Pacific that should have been obvious; the water is FREEZING! I spent the better part of the day reeling from the strange dichotomy of being at a beach, in the hottest months of the summer, and knowing that some of the coldest water I've ever been was right there, across the beach. Even more bewildering was the fact that people were playing in it like it was nothing.
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