Haystack Rock

Haystack Rock

There are some places on Earth that just leave you in awe of God’s handiwork.  Cannon Beach, Oregon is one such place.

I had the opportunity on a work trip a few years ago to visit and have been back a few times since.  A professional development workshop I was giving had ended on a Thursday night and I took a vacation day so that I could stay the weekend and explore on my own.  I really needed a break and the second I arrived in the town, I felt at peace after a stressful week.

Haystack Rock rises 235 feet above the Pacific Ocean and was formed 17 million years ago by a massive lava flow.

At low tide, you can walk right up to the rock and see Puffins, sometimes catch a glimpse of a Bald Eagle and even a Falcon or two.  It is so massive you can see Haystack from everyplace in the town.

The Oregon Coast can be an area fraught with violent storms, but the day I first visited Cannon Beach was clear and sunny.  You can see the waves crash against Haystack and a few smaller rocks and a bit of a reflection.  It looks so close in this picture, but I remember the long walk I took to get near the rock.

What place leaves you in awe of God’s handiwork?  Where do you go to find the peace you need after a stressful week?

Shared by Marcie Doll

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