HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Learned something of our (very) distant past

Written July 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Walking back from the beach on the central Oregon coast, I look down and see the rock formation above. Looks like the kind of bubble that burbles up when really thick soup starts boiling on the stove, doesn’t it?


So, what about that rising ocean level?

Written May 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Now and then, we have to get away from our Albany and mid-valley travails — city and trash service fees, Covid lockdowns, and the price of gas going up every day — and check on something that is more remote. The alleged rise, for instance, in the level of our ocean that we hear so […]


Let state open access to Oregon beaches

Written April 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The beaches closest to Albany on the central coast were devoid of people Wednesday, probably because it rained but also because the access points controlled by the state parks department remained officially closed.


Nearly three minutes of surf in the sun

Written February 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It will be Monday soon enough. But before the start of another valley week in February — first fog, possibly freezing, and later rain — take a look at some surf in the sun.


On the coast, a landmark is gone

Written November 4th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If they haven’t been to the central coast for a month and go there now, Albany visitors will discover that a landmark, the building housing the former Landmark restaurant in Yachats, has disappeared.


Before I forget: Checking on the sea

Written August 26th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”CS0WDFsYuXc”] When things get slow, go to the beach and check on the level of the ocean. That’s my motto. One of them, anyway.


If a tidal wave comes …

Written February 4th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

There are signs at all the marked entrances to Oregon beaches telling us what to do when a tsunami is expected. But how do people on the beach get warned when a tidal wave may strike but is still some ways away?


 
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