I've been in Oregon for four months and haven't been to the beach yet. This is MLK weekend, so Kathy came to visit. (The free airline ticket and the fact that I'm house-sitting in a nice house, instead of my "stinky" apartment helped.)
It was a grey day. A steady drizzle of rain almost all day. Not really great photos, but here's what it looked like.
Kathy walking toward Haystack Rock
You can tell how hard the wind blows by the way it has bent the trees