Oregon Coast August

You never know what you’re going to get, weather-wise! I had a quick getaway to Cannon Beach with friends last week. Wednesday was a glorious day. Breezy sunshine made it perfect for a visit to Haystack Rock.

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The tidepools were full of starfish, anemones, and barnacles.

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And that evening’s sunset added a rosy glow to everything, including the sand.

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I even had some knitting time on the beach.

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On Thursday morning I woke at dawn to chase the moonset, but the sunrise was too early for me to capture what I wanted from the moon. You can barely see the moon directly above the seagull; the sky was already too bright. It was a nice walk, though!

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The day turned out to be cloudy and cool, but it was great walking weather. We headed north in the late afternoon. The mist around the rocks at Chapman Point made everything seem a wee bit magical. And these horses and their riders made me feel as if we had stumbled into another time.

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Despite the mist, up close everything was crystal clear.

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We explored a small cave, and this arch through the rock.

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I love getting out and looking at things with my camera in mind. It makes me see everything a little differently. And my camera lately is just my iPhone5. Lightweight, always with me, great photo quality.

What are you seeing these days? Are you ready for fall?

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11 responses to “Oregon Coast August

  1. I am SO ready for fall, but it will be a few months until it gets here. LOL

    Your pictures are beautiful. I especially love the reflection picture of Haystack rock.

  2. Jackie Wright

    I am from Mississippi and I had the wonderful opportunity to visit this very coastline a couple of weeks ago. Cannon Beach. It is amazing.

  3. Cannon Beach is one of my favorite places on earth. Thanks so much for sharing your great photos. Looks like you had a lovely visit.

  4. Wow, gorgeous photos! Glad you had a great time.

  5. Lovely photos! It’s been years since I’ve been out to the Oregon Coast, but I see it’s still at beautiful as I remember it!

  6. Those rock formations are just amazing! What gorgeous pictures. I’d love to make it out to the Oregon coast some time. I’ve gotten to explore just a little bit of the California coast (Big Sur area, and a bit around LA), and it seems so different from what you have in Oregon. I’m a sucker for any very large body of water, though.

    • I’m a big sucker for water, too! Amazing, since I can barely swim.

      The water is always cold here, but it’s so pretty. And I love exploring tidepools. Magical!

  7. Rhonda from Baddeck

    That third picture of the horses is amazing! Worthy of submitting to a contest or putting on a calendar. Truly a picture “out of time.”

  8. quiltyknitwit

    So beautiful – thanks for sharing those great pics! They put a smile on my face!