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100 Subscribers! I am very excited. The initial months of creating the YouTube channel Detours for Derrik were rough, I wondered if I would ever gain any significant number of subscribers. As I write this Detours has 103 subscribers, you guys make up many of them. Most of my growth has come from the video "Van Tour 2016" where I show you around my van and give you a little taste of living the van life. "Van Tour 2016" now has over 1,600 views and continues to climb. So to show you my appreciation I am giving away one of these:
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I drove north from the Heceta head light house. The Road was windy and would peek out of the woods often to give a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. I marvelled at the contrast between the green wooded mountains and the flat blue and grey ocean lapping violently upon the rocks and sand.
"Thor's Well must be close by" I thought as I flipped through maps in my memory. "I'll try this place" I pulled into a small parking lot that was at the end of a bridge. The space was framed by thick stone wall. I ignored the information plaques as I hurried by, I was sure this the place. I followed an asphalt path that turned to a dirt path as it zig zagged down the steep grade. I paused and sat on a concrete bench and enjoyed a scene of a frail elderly woman sitting on a foldable chair watching the ocean and her adult children play in the rocks below. She seemed content despite the cold wind blowing ashore and here children out of ear shot. I waved with a small smile as I walked past her, I don't think she saw me. Beyond the woman were grey concrete steps that were word from erosion that tumbled down until it met the dark brown rock. This bed rock was harsh and rugged. It wasn't long until I was stumbling over them trying to get a better view. I looked over the edge of a fissure that was teeming with movement of the ocean. It was called Cook's Chasm. Straight across from me, on the other side of the chasm was what was supposed to be a water spout that would blow geyser like into the sky, sadly the tide wasn't high enough and in that moment was a hole in a rock. To my left was the bridge that I had just drove over, It was much more majestic from down here than it was for a second or two driving on it.
I staggered up the rocks and to the staircase, at the top the elderly lady was now surrounded by her family. When I reached the top of the stairs they called out to me. "Will you take a picture for us?" I obliged. They helped each other into position. With the wind to their backs there hair mostly covered their faces except for their radiating smiles. CLICK. I returned the camera and continued up the hill. Near the waterline there was a small group of people standing in somewhat of a circle "I wonder if that is Thor's Well" The low tide and the rough rock's provided little help in my motivation to see it up close and whether or not it was indeed Thor's Well. I continued up the hill and read the plaques. It was thor's well but the tide was to low to exhibit the surge of water and resulting cascade of water that I had seen in photographs.
Of all the things to see in this area nothing is more vivid in my mind than that woman sitting alone.
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