I’ve walked on beaches in the areas I’m passing through, but today was the first day I actually walked on a beach as part of my day’s route. After a recommendation by my host mom, I diverted from the highway and walked on Bailey Beach for about a mile, ending at the jetty where the Rogue River meets the sea. Then I headed east to the Patterson Bridge to enter Gold Beach. The sand was level and hard packed, and it was a nice change to be on the beach itself instead of on the highway above it!
Just before I got to the jetty, an osprey flew over me with what looked like a snake – or more likely an eel, in its grip:
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge. ~ Psalm 91:4
…Unless you happen to be an eel. 😉