When I was little I was afraid about swimming in the ocean because of the sharks. I’m over that because I figure that I’m not actually tall enough to go out deep enough that I’ll get eaten, plus most of the time in Oregon the beach is really cold for swimming. Right now is my favorite time to go to the coast because there are a lot of clouds and storms and I can pick out different types of clouds. Oregon has a lot of Cirrus and Cumulus clouds. My favorite place to go to the coast is at Fort Stevens and in Seaside where they have the best salt water taffy and you can watch the clouds from the boardwalk.
– Junior Adventurist: Shayana J., Age 10 (Portland, OR)