Getting this shot was a challenge. Almost the most challenging place I’ve ever gotten to, well, gotten back from. It’s an amazing place. Uniquely beautiful, even for the Oregon Coast. The tricky part is getting back…as the tide is coming in. I had to creep around a point and as I was making my way out, the waves were lapping at my feet. I had checked the tide chart before exploring this spot, and high tide was at 11pm, so I figured I would have enough time to make it back. The waves weren’t incredibly huge, so I figured even a little wading would be okay. Well, I got carried away with this amazing sky and beautiful place and by the time I was making my way back, the tide had come in pretty far. The water was a few feet deep over part of the beach I had to walk across to get around the point. So, I tried to go up and over the steep headland, but this area was so eroded and weak I just kept sliding back down. I opted to brave the incoming tide and waded through waist deep waves and a couple bigger waves came up and over me soaking me and my back. Luckily I had my camera gear in a dry sack and it stayed dry. This was the closest I had come to panicking in a long time…I will definitely be back to this place, but probably when the tide is low AT sunset!