Went to the beach for a couple of days with my friend, Vicki, to celebrate her birthday. Last year we went to Gig Harbor, Washington, and had rain. This year we decided to go to Cannon Beach, Oregon…..and had rain. However, we had better weather than Portland with intermittent sun breaks and some lovely clouds. No epic sunsets but decent evening light on the ocean.
We stayed at the Ecola Creek Lodge which was first built in the 1940′s. It suffered a lot of damage in the 1964 tsunami which was a result of the Alaska earthquake that year. It did not reopen until 1968. Soon after Lewis and Clark came through this area a hotel was built on the spot and there has been lodging at this location ever since. Our room was wonderful: large, a view of Haystack Rock, a fridge, microwave and an extra sofa. I’d stay there again.
After a day of shopping and antique store hopping we drove out to Ecola State Park for a few pix, hoping for a colorful sunset. It was cold and windy and no red skies, but we were still presented with lovely views.
After breakfast today we headed south along hwy 101 stopping at a few beach towns on the way. Then it was time to head home along hwy 18 back to Newberg and Wilsonville and the pouring down rain.
We are already planning our next trip.
( these photos were taken on an old p&s camera that I dug out of a box: Nikon Coolpix S10)