The Pacific Northwest has been occupied by a diverse array of Indigenous American peoples for millennia, beginning with Paleo-Native Americans who explored and colonized the area roughly 15,000 years before Europeans arrived. Quoting: observation
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It is magical here...
Just to note...I was at my beach house the night the Japanese Earthquake occurred.
We had literally just completed our game room which took months of work and thousands and thousands of dollars.
When the Earthquake occurred, we were sleeping, and were woken by a flood of phone calls from worried friends and family.
We decided at first not to evacuate, but after hearing the stories about the size of the wave, and tsunami in Japan we decided to do so at about 2am.
Occurring to the 'experts' our specific Bay, due to it's geological nature was suppose to be inundated with that largest wave in height which would hit the Oregon coast.
Our riprap wall is tall, say at least 10ft.
On the drive home of 2.5 hours, I recollected on what had occurred over the previous two weeks which led up to the Earthquake.
I was saddened, and felt particularly guilty for desiring that the wave would not come and destroy all the work we had just put in.
On arriving home, the newscasters specified again that the Siletz Bay would get hit the hardest.
I prayed for the 'wave' to be 'held back'.
When the wave did come, it missed Lincoln City and our Bay, while destroying the dock and boats of Depot Bay a bit South.
We were spared the wrath of the tsunami, while those to the North and those to the South and most certainly those to the West, were not so lucky...