Sometimes a Great Ocean


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There is not a trace of romance to be found in the Nelscott Reef story, just a tough-as-timber, perennially cold mash of North Pacific hatred. Located a short paddle or jet-ski ride off Oregon’s Salmon River Highway, the egos, and the swells that lurk there come winter, are oversized.