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Coastal Scenes with the Carpenter

posted by Matt Pierce on July 22, 2015

One of the reasons I moved to Portland was the proximity to the forest and the ocean. The northern coast is so beautiful and treacherous looking at the same time. Last weekend, the city temperature was 97 degrees. At the coast, it was mid 60s. Hitting the road with some bags, a camera and my favorite gal was the best plan I could think of. We set out to explore near Arch Cape, close to Oswald State Park. Tide was out, making for an easier walk than over the rock beds, and also gave great views of some small pools where mussels and starfish were hiding out. A small walk to Devil's Cauldron shows the real beauty and danger of the Northern Pacific... Steep cliffs, waves crashing on the rocks, wildflowers and forest all together.

Brought along on this trip was our updated classic, the W&F Carpenter bag. In the style of legendary masonry, carpenter and electrician's tool bags, we've created our own. Designed, cut and sewn in our own workshop and utilizing the best materials like Red Wing leathers with Martexin Original Wax and water repellant canvases. More details and pics in the shop.