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Cape Perpetua

Wave Crash Watching at Thor's Well
As the coastal highway gets narrow with sharp drops down to the sea - the coastal scenery changes from windswept beaches to black jagged rock.

We stopped to stretch our legs by the observation shelter built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933. A switchbacking path led us down to the rocks right on the water and to the overly photographed site of Thor's Well. For some reason, most of the photos you'll see of this hole in the rock are of the water draining out. If you ask me, it's much more impressive to see the spout of water which comes roaring through and up after a large wave comes through!