Booting it down the Oregon Coast.

I’ve been wondering lately why some people are compelled to blog about their travels and others aren’t. I now know 100% why I blog, because if I don’t, I forget what the hell I did and where I did it! I do remember how those places made me feel, and some of the experiences I had, but specifics? Forget about it! (DONE-forgotten!)
This little photo essay is a great example of just that. I took this trip down the Oregon Coast with my 2 friends in Aug. 2010. I know it was fun. I know I loved Cannon Beach. I know I had some damned good fish tacos. I know we went to the Tillamook cheese factory on our way to Portland. I know I got lost in Powell’s book store. I know I had the best flour de sel caramel with chocolate ripple ice cream I’ve ever had in my entire life at Ruby Jewel’s, but that’s about it.
I was already in “travel mode” knowing my 6 month adventure was creeping ever closer in April 2011, so I took loads of photos of Cannon Beach. Here are a few of my favorites.
Damn I wish I’d had my blog back then!
Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Summer in Oregon. It was COLD!
Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Cannon Beach.
Seagull at Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, I presume?
Fish head at Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Fish heads, fish heads, roly poly fish heads. 
Surfer at Cannon Beach.
Surfer at Cannon Beach.
Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Beautiful sky.
Cannon Beach, Oregon.
One of the most interesting coastlines in North America, no doubt about it!
Sea anemones at Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Sea anemones.
Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Me and my girls leaving Cannon Beach on our way down the foggy coast.
Pacific City, Oregon.
I’m pretty sure this was called Pacific City? I just can’t remember.
Portland, Oregon.
Doe a deer, a female deer.  In Portland.




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6 Responses to Booting it down the Oregon Coast.

  1. Anonymous July 4, 2012 at 3:51 am #

    Wow Andrea, those are some kick-ass photos. I forgot that you did that – see that is just what you are talking about! It’s amazing that we can do these amazing things and then just carry on with our mundane little lives. When I think about all the things I did in South America last year – same deal – loved it so much but when I got back it just faded into the background. I wish that didn’t happen. What is that?????

    • My name is Andrea July 5, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

      My memories are so vivid still from Europe because I’ve been working on my travel photos books, re-writing articles from my blog posts and just re-reading my posts. It was the best thing I ever did, starting this blog. It was a gift to myself!

  2. Michele July 4, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    Beautiful, beautiful pics, Andrea. I’ve been to the coast of Oregon once and remember it as an amazing place. Well, sort of remember. Because I forget everything, too!! You’re right about blogging being an excellent way to document travels (and all kinds of things) so they can continue to “live” even after the holiday is over. When I think about it, maybe it’s not such a bad thing that our memories fade in time because it makes us hungry to get out and make new memories.

    I’ve been extremely remiss in reading my very favorite blogs and will be catching up on yours (my #1 favorite) this week, so be on the lookout for comments on older posts…

    • My name is Andrea July 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

      Michele! I find that I’m hungry for more no matter what…. I’ll be this 100 year old woman with a cane getting out there and LIVING! I’ll be like Maude, from Harold and Maude. I just re-watched it last night, so enjoyable!

  3. Jo July 10, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    Love the black & white photos, beautiful!

    • My name is Andrea July 10, 2012 at 7:06 am #

      Thank you! It’s pretty easy taking good photos in SUCH a beautiful spot! I love it there, and I’m lucky that it’s so close to where I live! Well, if you can a 4 hour drive close…

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