07 August 2009


The mother and son road trip last month was loosely planned. We had originally intended to get down to Reedsport and Coos Bay for skate competitions, but once we hit Cannon Beach my road sore backside wouldn't budge. I know Haystack Rock is an iconic symbol of the Oregon Coast and it acted as if it were a gigantic magnet pulling us to stay... so we did.

Walks along the beach and trails through the seagrass were common activities of the day.

Weathered shingles are a favorite texture.

We enjoy the windblown trees and gray sea-worn wood of this bench built for passersby.

The ocean view in early evening.

Homey architecture abounds in the downtown.

Land sleeps soundly in the Garden Cottage at the Blue Gull Inn. I had my best nights sleep ever. We had the windows wide open with the sea breeze and water sounds lulling us drunkenly to dreamland.

The view from our front window.

Haystack Rock and the lifeguard tower.

I was really on the trip. Land took these photos... Experimenting with the fish-eye lens.

Foam and rock. Such a nice shot.

Wild winded tree.

Singular foxglove on the road to Indian Beach.

We ended the heavy summer days by warming ourselves by a beach fire.

Deep thoughts roasting mallows.


Tamara Jacobs said...

okay, that looks heavenly! i want to go there now. i loved all your pictures! looks like you guys had an awesome time!

echo said...

that looks like an awesome and really relaxing vacation. i am so jealous.

Chris Garff said...

I love your pictures. It makes anyone want to go there.

ohleslie said...

Looks like the apple doesn't fall far from the tree - another artist in the family. What an eye for composition!

Email me leslie.ovard(at)lycos.com and let's see what I can do to encourage your writing. From your blog it looks like all you do is go on amazing adventures, so finding time to write may be the first obstacle. Of course, summer will be over and Land will be back in school soon. That will be a good opportunity to get going.

What an awesome trip. Makes we wish I had a son.

karengberger said...

The photos are gorgeous. Even though it's touristy, it's a lovely place, isn't it?
Thank you for your kind, thoughtful comments and the poem. I believe you understand how this week feels. XO