Thor's Well: The Pacific Northwest Passageway to the Underground.

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I am pretty damn certain that the mythological god Thor slammed down his bad-ass hammer (Mjolnir) in a fit of berserker rage to create this natural wonder. Thor gave no fucks that day that's for sure.

Thor's Well is located in Cape Perpetua that hugs the stunning coast 2 miles south of Yachats, Oregon. This blow-hole under the right conditions can spit sea water upwards to twenty feet high. During high tide or coastal storms are the best times to witness this spectacular show of the water rushing through the hole spewing out water from the power ocean. Creating a roaring sound that sounded like thunder as the water got sucked back into the hole.

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As incredible this is and how beautiful the view is, its extremely dangerous. While I was here waiting for the tide to come up for the perfect photo (which I never got) there was a photographer that busted his shit and fell backwards onto the sharp and dangerous rocks. At 20 deep from what I read, but I am not going to find out. F that noise! If someone fell into it, there is no way that person would come back alive.  If you are going to visit this place, be advised to be careful and do not get too close to it.

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I came here twice during a recent road trip. The first time I stood out there in the chilly sunset for an hour but unfortunately, it was low tide do I decided to come back the next day close to high tide. It was well worth coming back as it was a place I HAD to visit. Patience is a virtue.

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A few things to add;

  • Don't mess with Thor and his well, he will fuck you up. One slip and you are done.  That immense fear of danger is imminent.
  • Bring a jacket. Plan to be there for a while if you don't arrive at high tide.
  • Devils churn, cooks chasm, cape cove beach and spouting horn are nearby so bring the camera to capture some great photos.
  • Respect Thor.
  • Respect his well.

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