Road Trip – Cannon Beach

Kite Flying

This was our first time in Cannon Beach, OR. Since we can drive there from Seattle, WA in a day it beyond my understanding as to why it has taken us so long to get here. This is an amazing stretch of beach.



People from all walks of life stroll along its shore with seagulls doing much the same.



There was a power I felt in this place that I cannot adequately describe in words. Maybe the formidable Haystack Rock, a 235 foot sea stack at the shore, has something to do with it. I kept taking pictures with my “big girl” camera, getting some wonderful images but still not capturing what I was feeling. I then switched to my iPhone and using the Hipstamatic app,¬†where you can switch to different lens / film modes with a shake of the phone, and I took a series of pics that get closer to visually represent what I was feeling.


We got there late in the day so we missed seeing the tide pools that are revealed at the base of Haystack when the tide is out. We strolled the beach for quite a long time.

Petrified wood

Before we were ready, sunset came upon us.

Cannon Beach Sunset

The next morning we were up early, grabbed some breakfast and hit the road again. It would be a long 10 hour drive to our next destination.

Thank you so much for stopping by and allowing me to share a bit of our trip. Hope the summer has been treating you all well.


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5 Responses to Road Trip – Cannon Beach

  1. Fun to see your continued journey along the coast, I can’t believe either that you had never been there. Good to see Brian walking the beach. Until next time in Bodega Bay I think it is?

  2. Cheryl says:

    Such a lovely post and a vert beautiful beach.

  3. Dotti says:

    Okay. Now I want to visit Cannon Beach. What a magical place! And you’re photos really do capture the essence of it. The light was just perfect.

  4. Dotti says:

    PS – You must do a book!

  5. Melinda says:

    Beautiful shots of a beautiful place! I haven’t been there since I got my good camera- and then I see what you captured with your iPhone! You really have a creative eye, Carol! At some point I need to look through your blog- I love your work!

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