Friday, July 13, 2012

A Day At The Beach :)

Happy Friday Everyone!

Well, My Son and I were waiting and waiting for a sunny day to go to the Beach. So, we waited and waited, watching the weather forecast like crazy and eventually after a few weeks the first day of Summer started to look like a promisingly warm day at the Oregon Coast. So, we packed the car with seats and towels (more for wind protection, 'coz nobody in their right mind goes into the chilly waters of the Pacific ocean, except a toe or two, LOL! :)

We had a wonderful time, sat outside overlooking the Ocean for lunch and even got to go inside the house on the beach we will be renting later this year, YAY!!!

Here are a few photos from the first Day of Summer on the Oregon Coast :)

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Pic. I took of my Son on the way to the Beach :)

A shot of  Haystack Rock from the outdoor patio of the "Pelican" Pub.

View of the Pacific Ocean from the outdoor patio of the "Pelican" Pub.

Cape Kiwanda's BIG Sand Dune! (The "kids" LOVE to climb this! )

Part of the BIG Sand Dune overlooking the Tidal Pools

There are always surfers at Pacific City, I think one just went under as I took this shot, oops!

See those few little specs.(not the really little ones they are foot prints He! He!)  they are people, that is how BIG this Sand Dune is, you can just see on the bottom right someone running down it :)

Tidal Pools :)

Haystack rock as the Marina layer starts to form and we start to shiver.

Now it started to get chilly and out came the towels, the beach cleared really quickly, but rarely do the beaches get really crowded :)

A couple of shots taken about 30 miles on our return journey looking back the Coastal Range and the Marina layer.

I hope you enjoyed our little trip to the Oregon Coast :)

BTW, I just started a Facebook Page for; 
if anyone would like to LIKE IT, click HERE :)

Have a lovely Weekend! :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Almost Precious said...

What a fantastic coastline ! Looks like it was a marvelous day at the beach. And the Pacific Ocean is cold even farther south to Long Beach, California. The last time I took a dip in its waters (I was a teenager) I came back out with my teeth chattering and my lips blue. Yeah, it's icy cold. :D

A vacation, in a cottage by the sea does sound so lovely. :)

Meeling said...

The Oregon coastline is amongst my favorites. We went up the coast from So Cal a couple years back, all the way to the Washington line. Gorgeous country!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Beautiful pics T!! :-)

Maggie Flatley said...

Your photos are beautiful! I have never been to Oregon, I can see what I am missing! You are so lucky to live near to such a magical place. Thank you for sharing these photos.

keithchip said...

Great photos and happy you had a wonderful trip. Looking forward to going there soon. Fingers crossed that we see some sun.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Those people lok like ANTS! It looks lke that sand dune is going to EAT THEM lol. Beautiful shots!

Annette said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your son! I love going to the beach when it's not crowded, like in Sept. and Oct. I could sit and watch the water for hours!
That sand dune is WAY bigger than I thought at first. I don't think I would make it very far up!
Beautiful shots as always :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day and took some GORGEOUS pics!

Almost Precious said...

Hi T - came back to take another look at your beautiful photos of Oregon's magnificent shoreline.
Also (ulterior motive) to let you know that I've posted a cute, funny tale written by another etsian, Heidi O'Brien. I saw it on the etsy forums and it had everyone in stitches - naturally etsy promptly closed the thread. :(
She kindly gave me permission to use it on my blog. I think you'd get a kick out of her tale. ;)

shellie said...

gorgeous woman and what a wonderful way to spend the day at the beach then with your son. i havent been to the beach yet but soon.

JacBer said...

Great pics T, what a fab day.
Maybe I could take some from our side of the Pacific :-D

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

That would be an awesome blog post to do together :) T.