Tag Archives: Road Trip

Day is Done, Gone the Sun

From the southern end of the Oregon Coast, I drove up to Manzanita in one day.  I enjoyed passing so many places that have became special friends because I have drawn there.   There was one more subject I wanted to … Continue reading

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End of the Line

I am sad to reach mile 363 of Oregon’s Pacific Coast Highway.  It means my adventure is coming to an end. California is just around the bend and this is my turn around point.  What a wonderful trip this has … Continue reading

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Wow Factor

One of the reasons I embarked on this journey along the Oregon Coast was because I knew the whole coast was exceptionally beautiful and I would have plenty of things to draw.  I have not been disappointed.  In fact, I … Continue reading

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Guiding Lights

Making my way down the coast I visited most of the lighthouses along the route.  They come in all shapes and sizes.  Some in towns, some on remote cliffs, one is even on a rock in the sea.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Oregon Dunes

I was in search of dunes.  There is a large expanse of incredible sand dunes mid-way down the Oregon Coast.  They stretch for more than 40 miles from Florence to south of Reedsport.  I wanted a good vantage point from … Continue reading

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Something Fishy

Opening the door of my van, it hit me.  Fish and salt – I must be in a fishing town.  And indeed I was.  I had parked along the dock at Newport’s Bayfront area for a great view of Oregon’s … Continue reading

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Holiday Romance

I’m in love.  And wouldn’t you know it the object of my affection is short, stubby and twisted. Yes,  Pinus Contortas – otherwise known as Shore Pines – has sent me over the edge.  I’m sure you’ve seen them, the … Continue reading

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The Dorymen of Pacific City

I took the Three Capes loop from Tillamook to find wonderful small towns, pleasant beaches and lovely viewpoints.  Pacific City is a special place.  It’s tucked just south of Cape Kiwanda, a sandstone cliff, rising gracefully above the sea.  I … Continue reading

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Three or Four Graces

Some time ago I saw a photo of a rugged sea stack rising out of the mist.  It was haunting and inviting and I determined to find out where it was.  I discovered it is part of a group of … Continue reading

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Cannon Beach

I’m starting my journey at Cannon Beach, the quintessential Oregon coast experience.  I can’t decide which I enjoy more, strolling Hemlock Street dipping in and out of fascinating shops and galleries or exploring the tide pools and beach around Haystack … Continue reading

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