Monday, 12 August 2013

a tsunami warning in our overnight stay information

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Our car here is a four-wheel-drive sports utility vehicle, but despite others doing it, I couldn't bring myself to drive it along the beach.

It only took a couple of minutes to walk in any case, although the tide was a surprisingly long way out.

The folk in Oregon say "Don't turn your back on the sea."

I can understand why. This beach was pretty flat, and with the tide coming in, there was a large area which could be easily covered in minutes.
Tsunami warning leaflet
Later, when we were in our new beachside residence, I noticed the Tsunami warning leaflet amongst the usual information. I've been in earthquakes before, but never in a place where there's the possibility of a follow up tidal wave, so this was a whole new situation to understand.
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Our ground floor room looked directly onto the evening sea and we could see the placid nature of the waves which were quoted as two-star in surf terms.
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In the morning, we could enjoy the sun breaking through clouds and stroll along the almost deserted beach before heading back onto the 101.

1 comment:

OldLady Of The Hills said...

A "Warning"...? That's pretty scary......That Beach looks so very bleak.