Beach or Mountains? I'll take BOTH!

  • Posted March 6, 2011 by Felecia Viewed 664 times

We headed down the coast today and hit 8 beaches and still and even made it into the mountains. I took 101 photos and I probably like about 90 of them. That's amazing for me.

Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach (of course)

In between these two huge rocks is the Tillamook Head Lighthouse (also at Cannon Beach) it's really hard to see- it's out there a ways.
If you don't enlarge any others, you should definitely enlarge this one

I zoomed and zoomed until I couldn't zoom anymore and the little focus guide thingy was jumping around like crazy, but this is the Tillamook Head Ligthouse at Cannon Beach as good as I could get it.

I never tire of the ocean. NEVER.
PS, I think this one is worth enlarging.

I can never remember the name of this beach so when I want to go to it I tell Derek, “I want to go to ‘Dead Wood Beach’”
He knows what I mean. The whole beach is covered in drift wood.
Enlarge for graininess of cool wood.

The same beach.

Then we went into the mountains. There is a little bridge hidden over across there. (best enlarged) I almost fell off the cliff trying to get this shot. I had to fight my way through a bunch of brush and tree branches and the ground under my right foot gave way (very soft soil). But I managed to get the shot and not go swimming!

And this is an actual old water wheel. It looked so cool all weathered and stuff. I got it from a few angles, but can't post them all in one day.

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    • # Pauline Wilson Brooks

      Love #1 - McMommy is right on the money - the dog just makes that a wonderful capture - your zoom work worked well and despite your bleating about terrible trouble you went to to get #7 you have to admit it was worth the risks and you got a really nice capture as a result - worth a few broken bones and a soaking surely????

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    • # Agnes Felber

      This is plainly one of the most spectacular regions of the country, and you made very nice pictures of it...I hope you will post more from this trip!

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    • # Tomie Poodle

      amazing shots! beautiful views of thre beach...that wood on the beach will give oil in the futur, just to wait! :)

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    • # Saku

      Taking both is great!!!!! Especially #2 and 7 are really beautiful!!!!!!:))))

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    • # Roger

      OK this definately makes up for not joining in the SH (lol) this week. I am adding #4 to my favs but the entire post is a fav of mine
      well done :-)

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    • # Kate

      This is definitely one of you best posts all of them are fantastic. Would love to see some detailed shots of the driftwood. Hope you are going to post more from your road trip

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    • # Sara G

      Love all of these, especially #1..glad you didn't fall in! We went to the beach in Florence and toured the lighthouse and Seal cave..very beautiful beaches..I never tire of the ocean either or mountains!

      2011.03.06 Reply Cancel

    • # Brenda Nelson

      My little friend, this is a wonderful post of wonderful photos! #8 is a great find and I put #3 in my faves - it's so pretty! (We loved Haystack Rock!)

      2011.03.06 Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      Nice having the option of both!! I'd take both, too, but can't happen in Colorado ;)) Those waves are something else....I do love those wild sea shots! Wonderful "wow!" post!

      2011.03.06 Reply Cancel

    • # Imdanchan

      love this set, especially that lone rock & furious wave... and then there is a lighthouse. what a feast.

      2011.03.07 Reply Cancel

    • # Tom

      Wow all those shots are so cool well done love them all, now that makes me want to come back to the coast :-)

      2011.03.07 Reply Cancel

    • # Darlene Foster

      Great set! What fun you must have had seeing all these beaches and the mountains too! That combination makes for an absolutely perfect day!!!

      2011.03.07 Reply Cancel

    • # Christa

      Oh, this is just a fantastic set, you know that I love the ocean, too, as such as the mountains. I'm with you, I take both :)) Shot 5 is the absolut winner.

      2011.03.10 Reply Cancel

    • # Jacki

      Now THAT looks like a winter ocean, look at those waves! Love those first two shots Feb, hard to imagine walking out to them!

      2011.06.15 Reply Cancel

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