Life Is Short. Take The Trip…
Hello, My Friends!…For years, The Haystack Rock has been on my bucket list! National Geographic Magazine named Cannon Beach “one of The World’s 100 Most Beautiful Places” in their June 2013 issue. That comes as no surprise to those, who have experienced the miles of scenic sandy beach with dramatic shoreline rock formations like the 235 foot Haystack Rock. To be honest, I didn’t think I would ever have the opportunity to see it.
The weather was NOT cooperative the day we visited.
But, when there is 200,000 visitors per year, a bad weather day can keep the crowds at bay.
We had not a clue once we landed in Cannon Beach, how to find this beauty.
We drove up and down the main street of the city and saw no signs.
I told Tarzan, “Okay, lets just turn down one of these little alleys and see if it takes us to the ocean.”
When we turned down the first one and drove to the end, This is what we saw!
“Holy, Moses! We found it!, I said.”
I jumped out of the car with it running, leaving Tarzan with his mouth hanging open.
He couldn’t believe how excited I was! (You would think after 20 years, the man would be used to this.)
I am not going to lie, I was very disappointed at first, how terrible the weather was for only October.
I had planned this moment for so long…and this is NOT how I pictured this to be.
The Oregon Coast is famous for its dramatic landscapes, we had heard so many beautiful stories.
But, within a couple of minutes…I was back to smiling and knew how fortunate we were, just to be here.
We have seen a lot of coastlines in our life, but the Pacific Northwest Coast has stolen our hearts.
Tarzan and Jane, learning how to do a selfie. Smile…
We had a couple of moments when the sun peaked through…Can you see the moss growing on the formations?
After walking against the wind for miles, we were ready for a great breakfast!
We heard that you don’t go to Cannon Beach, without a stop at The Lazy Susan Cafe!
Charming, charming, charming. The sunlight pours through the windows on the few clear days in Cannon Beach, and the whole little restaurant smells
of coffee. They have a cozy cafe-by-the-sea menu. I had their famous Marionberry Scone, among other items…oh, be still my heart!
Life is Short.
Take the Trip.
Bring the camera.
Eat the Scone!
Love, hearing all your lovely comments!
You guys are so wonderful.
Incredible! I love the tones you have used on this, Laurie, and the wonderful air of mystery. 🙂 🙂 Yes, life is short. You’re living it, hon!
Laurie, Thanks for the history lesson. I never heard of this place. You are amazing at how you capture the best images of every experience ….keep on making lemonade out of lemons!
OhMyGaud!!! ok.. now its on my bucket list!!!! how wonderful Laurie. i love all the photos. ..but where was your food?:)
I hope you can see this for yourself!!
I ate the food so fast, no time for pics. smile.
Lol, sounds all to familiar
The photos look great and the mist/fog around it make it more mysterious. Glad you could visit the landmark, it is a beautiful coast!
che colori fantastici! sembra di visitare un mondo irreale!
How wonderfully fabulous Laurie! Incredible photos of a beautiful spot! So happy you got to take your dream trip!
Laurie, these are so beautiful.
I think that the weather actually added so much to the wonderful mood.
Thank you Lisa.It was a sight to behold.
Love the mood the weather created!!
A truly beautiful place to be – glad you enjoyed it! And you look fabulous too!
You are very kind. I felt a wreck….lol.
Nice photos. You went at a good time when the tide is low and you’re able to walk on the beach. The one time I went, the tide was high and the surf was wild. There was a storm offshore, but it was a blast walking in the elements.
Thankfully, I did some research on when to go, and the article recommended low tide only! We were so glad that we listened. The wind just about blew you away…but it was fun.
Must put this on my must visit and photo list! Very nice!!!
IF you go, let me know…I have so many restaurants we tried, that were so good!
We’ve never been to the Northwest region but looks like plenty of good stuff to see. Will let you know if we go. Right now on baby watch…when he shows we go!!!
So happy for YOU! Ours coming first week of December???
Ours too! 🙂
I am not sure it is as beautiful in the summer time. Love this place in nasty weather, at least on your pictures.
Wow! Photos are stunning. Adorable selfie!
Thank you, so DIFFERENT than good ole Texas. Fun to explore!
Happy to read your post this morning. Your photographic talent made the weather day look splendid! Love your shots. Oregon is also somewhere I hope to go one day. You and Matt look wonderful! If ever back in Florida…you know how to find me. Miss you.
So good to hear from you Bev! I know you would love Portland and the surrounding two hour circumference. They get a lot of rain, so everything is green and lush. Second, dogs everywhere!!! They are allowed in restaurants, bars, stores hardly with NO exceptions….incredible. If we get back, I will try and look you up.
Truly, enjoyed the patina on the images of the beach. It’s a memorable and breathtaking example of nature’s splendor. How fortunate that you got to be there.
Oh Laurie what a beautiful day, so picturesque and perfect, thank you so much for sharing!! Love & hugs, Nathalie xoxo
It truly was a trip to remember. Thank you for being here Nathalie!
This is a beautiful spot. Glad you enjoyed your time there.
How Beautiful and looks like a beautiful beach even with the weather not being perfect. Love the selfie and you both look happy. Glad you found it.
Wow — that is so beautiful!
Thank you my friend.
We had a similar weather event when we visited the Twelve Apostles (limestone stacks off the coastline in the state of Victoria ~ a days drive south for us). We have some wonderful misty images, that we love.
Love your selfie; you and Tarzan look sooooo happy!
The one thing about a misty vacation, is your pictures will be different than most everybody else’s. Thank you for your visit.
Like Leanne Cole said, Laurie, there are perfect and beautiful photos!! XX
The trip was awesome. thanks.
Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing your special memories.
They are beautiful Laurie, love the tones and subjects.
Thank you Leanne!
Such beautiful photos Laurie.
Always a delight to see you here Colline!
Wonderful images Laurie. I love the first one.
Gorgeous shots. Glad you made it there. Should have emailed me !
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Forgot that you lived here. Thank you.
Fabulous photos!! Just breathtaking… beautiful selfie!
It is so different than Texas isn’t it Amy?
My favorite beach on the coast! I’ve been to that cafe, too. So great.
I love that you have shared these moments too.
Your pictures are beautifully moody! We had a very similar beach day last year on Amelia Island. Love your selfie!
Thank You. We were so clumsy on trying to take a selfie, you would of been laughing if you could of seen us. LOL
Love the misty look from the fog. Great selfie too.
You are too kind Carol. The moment was hilarious.