I love the ocean, and while visiting my parents the weekend after Thanksgiving, this is what we saw. My husband and I wanted to go into town (Astoria, Oregon), and after we wandered through some stores and had lunch, we drove out to Fort Stevens State Park. The weather was miserable, but sometimes it just doesn't matter. We went up on a platform that is at the edge of the South Jetty of the Columbia River, which put us right where the waves were breaking. The winter ocean at high tide was thunderous, wild, amazing. Total raw power of nature.