It’s pretty out here.
Dragonfly forge is back about 7 miles inland from the coast at Bandon, where I’m staying. I did a little exploring; it’s nice and quiet “small town” America. It wasn’t until I’d been here for a few hours that I realized that this is a part of the pretty coastline that is going to be a disaster: you know, the Cascadia Subduction Zone that I’m scared of? [stderr] In geologic time-scales I am going to be in the dragon’s mouth for a fleeting instant, but I did have a good laugh at my own foolishness. I’m not sure if I feel foolish for coming here, or foolish for being afraid, or foolish for caring – it all seems small and random.
There are signs, which point the direction toward tsunami sheltered areas. I guess the idea is, if you feel the earthquake, you run – it says “11 minutes walk” – I bet I can make it in 5.
That infographic is a bit busy, for something that’s intended to be read in an emergency.
That’s a zoom-in on the bottom left of the chart. I love the “YOU ARE HERE” arrow. It’s comforting.
When you drive inland past Bandon there are elevations covered with forest, and valleys with cows and some crops. The bottoms of the valleys are very flat and fertile. They must get scourged flat every so often – the slopes are craggy and I can’t see signs of a high-water mark. I’ll look more closely tomorrow if I live that long.
Dragonfly forge is up quite a hill (1/2 mile at a slope that my little rental hybrid didn’t like very much) it’s going to be fine when the tsunami comes; whoever’s there will have an amazing view. But, from the flatness of the valley, the waves must have made it at least that far.