“He that would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him.

  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
Join My Mailing List
Copyright 2019 by Joyce Huntington.  All Rights Reserved. 
Website by Monte Blanco Design 



Years ago, while walking along a Northern California beach with my son I spotted a little yellow boat bobbing in the surf. I looked up and down the beach. No one was around so I picked it up. I figured it was a gift for William – maybe from Poseidon or a mermaid - so I looked out to sea and thanked them. I thought of that moment when I ran across Strand, an entire book about the stuff the waves toss onto the beach. It's Bonnie Henderson’s answer to the questions she had about what she found along Mile 157 – a beach she walked and monitored for Oregon’s CoastWatch organization. Henderson painstakingly tracked the origins of her discoveries and chronicled her work in Strand. Her investigation not only uncovered how each of her finds landed on Mile 157 but also revealed big lessons about the oceans and the balance of man and nature and sea life.


Bonnie Henderson is a journalist who took a little idea and turned it into a great adventure - which became Strand. She's also written Tsunami, which warns about a tsunami along the Oregon Coast. And her hiking guides are found wherever there are hikers in Oregon.  


Strand takes you on a fantastic adventure to the Pacific Northwest, along the Oregon Coast. You’ll stay in the home of a lighthouse keeper, enjoy fish and chips at one of the most popular fish restaurants on the coast and possibly even get a glimpse of a whale. But more importantly, you will see for yourself, that mile stretch of beach, called Mile 157. On that strand - Bonnie Henderson’s beach - you can’t help but become a beachcomber and look for the same things Henderson saw that inspired her to write Strand.


to eat

wHat to


where to stay

book club



Sample Itinerary




Heceta Lighthouse Inn

Dinner and Book Discussion in Lounge



Breakfast at the Inn

Beach Combing on Mile 157

Picnic Lunch...