What shade of blue do you like?
May 19th-21st. 2011 ~ My wife and I followed the sunshine down to the Oregon Coast for a few days of walking barefoot in the sand, a waterfalls hike, eagles, seals, a visit with kin, and some low budget investing at the Spirit Mountain casino at Grand Ronde, Oregon - for my wife.
On our way to the Oregon coast, we stopped to photograph the recently installed wind generators churning the blue sky south of Goldendale Washington. We drove the back road up from Hood River to Government Camp to check out the bright white spring snow on Mt. Hood. At the lodge on Mt. Hood the parking lots were overflowing with sun starved snow boarders, up for some sun and fun on the slopes of the ski area there.
On the Oregon coast, we took our favorite beach hike to the Nestucca River estuary where we always find seals, eagles, and an assortment of wildlife (not to mention uncrowded sandy beaches to walk). We took the short hike to Munson Creek Falls for the first time. It was a short easy walk to a coast waterfalls, which plummets 250 feet into a deep dark green forest canyon.
We also enjoyed an unhurried meal at one of those fast disappearing small town small cafes, where people are friendly and the food is great in Pacific City.
These are some of the photos from that three day trip.