Cape Kiwanda

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© Michael Hatten htt… on March 23, 2008

Hi Troy,

Say, What is the safest way down to this location? I am fiamiliar with the area but I have been hesitantto go out to the furthest outcroping because every year the trail that skirts the edge on the southside is eroding at an explosive rate.

I've also seen that there is a deep tide pool full of sea urchins close to this image.

Excellent shot!..


Pacific Crest Stock on March 24, 2008

Thanks Michael. I've always admired quite a few of your photographs on Google Earth, so it's nice to hear from you.

This shot was really made possible through some rather lucky timing on my part. I've been to Pacific City quite a few times, but I've only seen this particular shelf during very low tides (i.e., when the tide is a few feet below sea level). When the tide is ultra-low, it's pretty easy to access if you follow the first trail to your right (on the Northern slope) as you're heading out to the edge of the cape. It also helps if that low tide happens to occur during the middle of week (like it did here)so you don't have to keep shooting around all of the other people with cameras :-)

PS: You are correct about there being a deep tide pool full of sea urchins near this spot. I actually shot that pool while I was down there, but without any filters or polarizers, I wasn't able to capture it as well as I had hoped.

Good luck. I hope you're able to get down to this spot the next time you go. It really is a pretty amazing place to be--whether or not the photos turn out well.

© Michael Hatten htt… on March 25, 2008


Thanks for the info.. I'll have to check the tides for this year and make the trip. I have a new camera to test and I'm feeling the fever of spring.

thanks again..


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