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…
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 Insomnia 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.
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!
After a fun Monday at work, Melissa and Jamison took me to Cannon Beach. We got there about 15 minutes before sunset.
With my many trips to Cannon Beach already this year, I’ve started to notice changes in the sand level on the beach. Another trip, the rocks on the inland side of Haystack rock were completely covered by sand. Yesterday, the rocks were exposed and surrounded by water even though the tide wasn’t in. Even though I wasn’t able to talk anyone else into going with me it was a good day at the beach. Warm weather, sunshine, and cousins.
Late afternoon, Ashley knocked on my door. “Dad, are you almost done working? Would you want to go to Cannon Beach to see the sunset?”
In a few minutes, the three of us were out the door and on our way. We made it to the beach with enough time to hike to Haystack Rock before the sun dipped behind the waves.
What a great way to end the day!
Btw, a day that had started with another picture from my photo spot, across the street from the Hillsboro airport.
In honor of Heather’s birthday, we headed to Cannon Beach after work. A quick bite to eat and then we headed to the beach to watch the sun set, muted by clouds on the horizon. Then back home to open presents and eat cupcakes.
Happy birthday, Heather!
Heather asked whether we wanted to go to Cannon Beach this afternoon. I think my standing answer to that question is, “Yes!” Off we went.
We took Mousse so she could have some fun off-leash time on the beach. Oh my! What fun. :-)
Another gray day on the Oregon Coast. Watching the waves through the windows, I decided to go see if I could capture the gray. Instead, the sun blinded through the mist.
Cannon Beach never fails to delight, regardless of the weather.
A steady blast from the south has scrubbed the beach clear of its dunes, down to hard pack sand. Rain only adds to the Oregon fun.
The tides are higher than I’ve ever seen, nearly reaching the beach’s edge.
I hope your weekend is going as well as ours.