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.
Before we were ready, sunset came upon us.
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.