Ok, perhaps not THE Face Rock at Bandon, but certain seemed like one of them, especially at midnight on a dark beach. Or perhaps I just have too active an imagination.
Anyhow, I just returned from a large, looping road trip through Oregon with Aaron that ran from Sparks Lake in Bend, to Bandon and then north to Neskowin. I shot lots of film, lots of digital and therefore have my work cut out for me over the next few days.
Until I get more editing done I figured I would leave this image of lighted clouds crashing over the rocks along Bandon beach.
Oh and just for fun, an excerpt regarding the legend of THE Face Rock, just because I am always fascinated to learn a bit about the places I travel to:
Legend has it (from the Nah-So-Mah tribe) that Ewanua, a beautiful Indian princess was visiting tribes along the coastline with her father, Chief Siskiyou. While the local tribes lived in constant fear of Seatka, the evil spirit of the ocean, Ewanua and the other members of her mountain-born tribe held no fear of the evil one. Following a great feast set in celebration of their visit, Euwana carried her pets (one dog and a mother cat and her kittens) out to the edge of the sea with her before swimming far out from shore.
All of a sudden, a fearsome creature grabbed her, and Komax, her dog, fearing for Ewanua's life swam out into the dark water and bit Seatka. Hurt and furious with the animal, Seatka kicked off the dog and threw it, along with the cat and her kittens, out into the sea. Filled with rage over losing her beloved pets and knowing the power that lay in Seatka's eyes, Ewanua from then on, refused to look directly at him. Today, she lies in the ocean, looking skyward, continuing her refusal to look into Seatka's eyes, who sits nearby. Her beloved Komax, her cat and the kittens lie to the west of her, waiting in vain for their mistress to arise from the cold ocean.
Pulled from this site