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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Summer is on its way to Yachats.
†Having lived in Yachats for many years I can tell when summer is
approaching even though the weather hasnít been what youíd call
summerish but trust me it is on its way. How do I know not being a
weatherman or an omnipresent wise man? Watch the Yachatians and you too
will know summer is on its way. One of the first signs is the appearance
of the Gaden Shartse Monks Sacred Earth Healing Arts of Tibet tour that
annually visits Yachats and the Green Salmon and Yachats Commons at the
beginning of summer and fills a week with music and interesting
activities and events.
Another sign is the red, white, and blue bunting that begins to appear
on various businesses. Of course the visitors to Yachats begin to arrive
and gradually the market, the restaurants and pubs, shops and motels
begin to get busier, and along with that you can tell by the amount of
traffic up and down highway 101. In fact the local joke is that when
summer hits you can only turn right onto the highway since it would take
all day to cross the road!
Another sign of summer and one of my favorites is the demeanor of the
folks that are working the various businesses. A general cheerfulness
permeates the air and smiles abound. Another sign is large groups of
people walking through town and big gatherings on the beach at the mouth
of the Yachats River. Often it will be several families who get together
for their summer vacations or groups of friends from various places who
rendezvous in Yachats to enjoy the area, the beaches, and the nearby
attractions like Cape Perpetua. They hike, bike, BBQ and generally have
Naturally when July hits the buildup to the Yachats 4th of July
celebration begins. This year the Lions are going to have a breakfast
prior to the La De Dah parade and following a day full of food stands,
BBQ's and general frivolity the celebrated Yachats 4th of July Fireworks
Spectacular takes place at dusk! After the fireworks show itís amazing
to watch the tail lights of the all the cars leaving Yachats in both
directions. It's a glittery parade that sparkles well into the night.
So I can feel it in my bones, summer is banging on the door, now if the
wonderful Mother Nature will open the door and throw in some sunshine
we'll all be feeling summer in Yachats!
Come for a visit, I'm sure you'll have a good time along with the rest
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