Cannon Beach

Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach

Normally, we visit Cannon Beach shortly after the new year, and then multiple times throughout the year. This year, we tried to go in late January but had to turn around because of snow and accidents in the coastal mountains. Going through my photos, I see that we visited mid-March, and then not again. Until yesterday, that is.

Suzi, Heather, Jamison, and I loaded into Heather’s car, with Gilligan and Oakley in the back with treats.1The treats that they didn’t touch until they got home… We were concerned that it might be snowing (again!) on the pass and wanted to all be in the same car. When we left, it was rainy with no relief in sight. As we neared, we saw blue sky to the west, and maybe only to the north. A wager was placed on whether blue sky would be visible at Cannon Beach.2The blue sky didn’t need to be directly above, but it needed to be more than just a little hole in the clouds. Blizzards were at stake. We arrived to see sufficient blue for me to lose.3Which also meant that I won, right? ;-)And when we arrived, the blue sky *was* also directly overhead.

Some of us got hot drinks and we walked on the beach to the Needles and a little beyond. Another beautiful day at the beach.

We’re making plans for the next visit. We can’t wait as long this time.

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    The treats that they didn’t touch until they got home…
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    The blue sky didn’t need to be directly above, but it needed to be more than just a little hole in the clouds. Blizzards were at stake.
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    Which also meant that I won, right? ;-)And when we arrived, the blue sky *was* also directly overhead.

By Brent Logan

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2 comments

  1. Great photos Brent, as usual. Good Christmas to you and your family and may 2022 be a better year. Congratulations on that darling grandson. God bless and keep you all.

    1. Thank you! Visiting Cannon Beach was a much-needed break and lots of fun.
      I hope your family has a wonderful Christmas, too. After the last couple of years, I think I’m willing to just take the years as they come. But I agree, I think we’re due for a better one.
      I hope you’re connected with my family on Instagram and/or Facebook. There you’ll get all the kiddo and doggie picks you need. :-)

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