When we were little, my brother’s favorite hobby was rock collecting. We’d probably been to every mine and rock shop in the tri-state area. He had a blacklight, a rock tumbler and obsessively labeled his specimens. His hobby became my fascination and I started my own modest collection which has grown to include rocks I’ve found on my travels through the West Coast.
That might be the reason why I love the Oregon coast so much. Beautiful stones abound! I could spend all day beach combing there. The photo here shows some of my favorites from my road trip in June 2016.