Charleston, Oregon at sunrise and sunset; same day, just hours apart.
I grew up on this beach, left for awhile, and returned to find it very much the same.
I've ran for miles on this sandy expanse, picked up litter, fossils, and seashells, admired the sunset, and the moon, built bonfires, woke up to the sunrise and the birds crying, watched an osprey fly away with her breakfast, been nuked by the north wind, let my dogs run, walked with my bestie in the wet beach fog, felt the ocean's strength, rode boogieboards, and attempted surfing, talked with my brother, gazed at the stars, felt the pinch of hypothermia, watched ships arrive, kissed lovers, made sand castles, and started trekking the Oregon coast trail from here.
I am thankful for this place, though I wonder what it may look like in another decade.
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