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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Oregon Coast in Winter


One of the things Western Oregonians most love to do in winter is head for the ocean. Whether it's storming, the wind and rain driving in hard, or a day like this one where the sun is shining, the waves are their most spectacular in the winter.

Newport


Whale Cove


a high five from the sea


Farm Boss caught this one of a rainbow in the mist of the breaking wave.


Salmon River looking toward Cascade Head

Photos taken January 24, 2010 along the central Oregon coast.

13 comments:

Joy Des Jardins said...

Your pictures are so beautiful Rain...they honestly look like post cards. ~Joy

Annotated Margins said...

My wife and I hope things slow down enough at her work soon so we can get away on a stormy weekend to visit Devil's Churn when it's really churning.

Dick said...

The Oregon Coast sure is beautiful. We are going down there for a week or so in early May and I look forward to it. Pat has never been there so should be surprised by its beauty. It will be odd for me to not do it with an RV, though.

mandt said...

Beautiful! The only areas like it here are Big Sur and the Sonoma coast.

Kay Dennison said...

Beautiful!!!!!!

Our Oregon Coast said...

I would love to put the Salmon River photo on our website. Could you write a note (short or long) about this photo... or you visit?

We would. of course, link to this post.

http://ouroregoncoast.com/
fun@ouroregoncoast.com

Darlene said...

You and Farm Boss could make a fortune selling your photos. Maybe that's a new venture for your artistic talent.

There is something so exciting about the sound of waves crashing on the shore.

Rain said...

You are welcome to use the photo under those conditions. The photo was taken from the gravel road not far from the parking lot (Knight Park) where you can put in a boat or follow the trail up on Cascade Head. The area is mostly protected now by Nature Conservancy

Ingineer66 said...

Wonderful photos. Looks like a lot more blue sky than I remember from my few trips to the Oregon coast.

Mary Lou said...

I am going to have to suck it up and GO!! I have wanted to for over 40 years, just never took time. THis year I think I will, even if it is alone!

robin andrea said...

It is so beautiful there, it takes my breath away. The Oregon Coast is a treasure of stunning beauty.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Gorgeous. I especially like the high five one.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

My Lord, it is so Beautiful there...I've never been to Oregon, so this is all such a treat, Rain.
This is one of the GREAT Bonuses of Blogging---besides the lovely Friendships that develop---One gets to see so many places that you have never seen and in my case, won't be able to travel to....And ALL Over The World, yet---from such a personal point of view, too!