Tsunami Day At Petra School

We started the day at 1 in the morning with several phone calls and texts from friends.  Well, we got our first text at 11 p.m. but we didn’t hear that one.  I stayed up til a little after three to see what would happen to the islands around Hawaii – and when I felt confident that a deluge was not on it’s way I went to sleep, knowing that the surge would hit us at low tide, and that we were a mile from the beach. I woke again at 6:30 when the phone calls and texts started up again.  I felt so loved by so many! No, We had no plans to walk the beach or take photos! Yes, We did have an escape plan should some crazy unknown surge come and try to take out the Central Oregon Coast. Winking smile We watched the TV news – watching the crazy surf line surge in and out, something it normally does not do at low tide. Shook our heads at the crazies on film down at the water’s edge, and prayed for our emergency personnel here in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Then, went on with our day – helping to unload the Food Bank van –


Smarty Nate built himself a throne while he was waiting for me to unload a hand cart. 


We drove home gawking at all the news vans sitting at the very area we would not have visited – D River State Park – one of the only low lying areas in our town . . . . then zipped back in to visit with friends – a visit we had planned for a couple of days – but funny that it was at . . . . .


Tsunami Coffee – Love. Joy. Rest. and Crazy Faces.


Then we went to the Connie Hansen garden to take photos of Flowers in Spring for the Handbook of Nature Study –


Catcha, ya little crazy bug!



Then we headed down the street to at least get a photo of the beach today –


This is the beach around 4ish – High Tide. Still out a ways – but see that wet sand? The water was just up to that level before I took the shot. So – it is normal to have surge in – surge out – and caution to NOT WALK on the wet sand!


Then – when we got home this Barracuda Paddle Bike Boat was washed up on our beach in front of our house. Very strange.


A day in the life of Petra School – Good Gravy. Is it nap time yet?

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3 Responses to Tsunami Day At Petra School

  1. corine says:

    …so glad you are all OK!
    Wierd about the bike/boat.

  2. Thought about you today too…glad all is well.

  3. Tricia says:

    Whew! So appreciate getting to peek at your day. And so glad y’all are ok. Thanks for being my photojournalist friend on the west coast! Gorgeous flower- and wow – paddle boat.

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