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Cannon Beach Sunset

Sitting on the couch, updating my blog to a new theme, I heard Ashley preparing to leave. And Suzi and Heather preparing to leave … for the beach!

With two hours to go until sunset, it was the perfect time to head west.

Another great day at the Oregon coast!

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Visiting Ecola State Park

Another weekend, and the last before Jamison heads off to college. What to do? What to do? Ride bikes around Hillsboro? Longboard Mount Tabor or the Banks-Vernonia trail? Visit Cannon Beach? We loaded our longboards in Jamison’s car and headed west. By the time we got to Cannon Beach, we’d decided to visit Ecola State Park just north of Cannon Beach.

We took a quick stop at Ecola Point but apparently, there’s been some storm damage so the trails are closed.1 Back in the car and off to Indian Beach. Although it started raining2 we headed to explore the south end of the beach. By the time we got there, the rain had stopped. Jamison and I climbed Bald Point and took some more pictures, then rejoined Suzi and took some more.

After the park, we went to Cannon Beach, stood at the end of Second Street and watched the ocean some more. Cant’ get enough!

Another great day at the Oregon coast!


  1. Photo credit. Jamison Logan took the two pictures of Suzi and me hiking near Ecola Point. Used with his permission. Thanks, Jamison! ?
  2. That wasn’t in the forecast for Hillsboro! ?
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Cannon Beach Sunset

“Mom’s going to be home from work soon. Wanna go to the beach?”

Oh, that ranks right up there on my list of favorite questions. :-)

Doing the math, an hour fifteen there, we would have about 15 minutes at the beach before sunset, stay at the beach a while longer, then an hour fifteen back.

“Yes, that sounds like fun! I’m in!!”

Suzi got home, we packed up the dogs and headed to Cannon Beach.

As we got there, the sun was low on the horizon. Ecola Creek headed South quite a ways before joining the Pacific. So we joined the dogs in wading across the creek and out to the ocean. The dogs played in the water, we took pictures and enjoyed the beautiful weather and gorgeous sights.

Yet another fantastic time at the beach! :-)

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Cannon Beach with Mousse

It had been too long since we’d visited Cannon Beach. This weekend, we corrected that. :-)

We took our chairs and a ball and thrower for Mousse. At home, she can take it or leave it when it comes to fetching. At the beach, she must fetch.

What a beautiful day!1


  1. Watching the weather report, we saw that it dumped in Portland. ?
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Cannon Beach with the Pups

Today, Suzi, Heather, and Gilligan met Ashley, Kevin, and Mousse at the beach. The dogs immediately ran into the river then greeted every dog on the beach. We walked to the Rock and back. Everyone had a great time.

Positively heavenly!

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My favorite photos of 2018

According to my yearly practice, here are a few of my favorite pictures I posted here over the past year. A couple of these actually have people in them. Sadly, I took only one of these in the second half of the year, and that was July 4th. Cannon Beach accounts for 40% of these.

Having posted more than nine pictures to Instagram this year, my “top nine” actually might have some significance.

It’s clearly time to take more pictures…

The pics are from the following posts:

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Christmas visit to Canon Beach

Any time of the year is a great time to visit Cannon Beach. In fact, we have a tradition of visiting the beach the first weekend of the new year. As our kids have grown up and moved out and away, it’s more difficult to do with everyone. This year, it would be impossible. So, rather than admit defeat, we went when everyone could — on Christmas day! After stockings and opening our presents, we loaded all of us and the dogs into a couple of cars and headed off.

Unsurprisingly, the weather was great and the company better. We skipped our normal visit to Insomnia1 and went straight to the beach. The dogs had a great time running around the beach and into the water. We walked to the Rock, took some pictures, and Jamison and Kevin flew Jamison’s drone.

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  1. Insomnia Coffee, like everything else we like to visit in Cannon Beach, was closed2 for Christmas. 
  2. Except the beach itself — of course! 
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Cannon Beach Sunset

Yesterday, mid-afternoon, we decided it was a good day for a Cannon Beach visit. Jamison grabbed his drone and camera, and Jamison, Suzi, and I headed for the beach. We stopped by Insomnia and drove nearer to the Rock.

Jamison set up his drone and took off. I held his phone while he took some pictures and video. I hadn’t seen Jamison use his drone before. Too cool!

Not long after we arrived, the sun set and we left.

Every day at the beach is a good day!

Photo credits: Drone shot and animated gif by Jamison. Shot of Jamison and me by Suzi. All used with permission. Thanks!

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Cannon Beach Called

After a fun Monday at work, Melissa and Jamison took me to Cannon Beach. We got there about 15 minutes before sunset.

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Two trips to Cannon Beach

Last Saturday and yesterday, Suzi and I visited Cannon Beach — twice. It was glorious!

On Saturday, we went with Ashley, Kevin and family.

Yesterday, we arrived later afternoon, visited Insomnia, and walked to the rock. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the water so far out. And it was warm! Normally, the water is so cold that my ankles ache immediately upon stepping into the water. This time, wading was no problem.

After eating, we took our chairs out onto the beach and watched the sun set while people walked and cartwheeled by.