Pacific Ocean at Cannon Beach, Oregon

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    Alone I walked on the ocean strand, A pearly shell was in my hand
    I stooped, and wrote upon the sand My name, the year, the day.
    As onward from the sport I passed, One lingering look behind I cast,
    A wave came rolling high and fast, And washed my lines away.

    -- Hannah Flagg Gould, A Name in the Sand

    Photo taken from near the viewpoint at Ecola State Park on the Oregon coast.

    adrians_art, Missy2004, anonymoust, and 39 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Sergio Lubezky 97 months ago | reply

      Final rating in the 100 Points group is 78 Points.

      Well done!

      Please request entry and publish this photograph in the 70-79 Points group and thank you very much for participating in the 100 Points group.

    2. tinkertart 97 months ago | reply

      Nice one Matty. :)

    3. anonymoust 97 months ago | reply

      By all means, don't let my homesickness stop you from posting more...bring it on! I have the hankies handy. : )

    4. Revo_1599 97 months ago | reply

      I've got the same shot on a stormy day

      I guess "terminal orbit" doesn't realize that your picture was a sunny day :) (or at least for this time of year)

    5. nantucketme 93 months ago | reply

      I love Cannon Beach. I love Oregon! Great photo!

    6. borealnz 89 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful looking beach, I love the sweeping curve of the bay and the wonderful light.
      Thanks for sharing in our Travel Brochure theme at
      The World Through My Eyes

    7. Matt McGee 89 months ago | reply

      Thank you, borealnz! And thx to all you others who've commented and faved. :-)

    8. chriscrossing 89 months ago | reply

      I love the repetition of the clouds and the mountains and the waves. And I love the muted colors. It's a wonderful picture.

      Seen in Travel Brochure theme at
      The World Through My Eyes

    9. Matt McGee 89 months ago | reply

      Thx so much, ellomumsy. :-) (Love your screenname!)

    10. ascuncion1000 76 months ago | reply

      I love this picture,a few years ago,my husband Darrell took me there and we walked in the sand and he wrote that he loved me in the sand within a large heart. Yes the water came in an washed it away later, but it meant so much to me and still is in my most cherished memories these years later. faye hixson

    11. Matt McGee 76 months ago | reply

      ascuncion1000 -- great story there, and thanks for the kind words.

    12. zug55 73 months ago | reply

      I have a very similar picture--check it out!

      Cannon Beach

    13. birkenhead 68 months ago | reply

      Nice shot! Winner of the contest Coastal Scenes.

    14. bloo2314 63 months ago | reply

      I love Cannon Beach :D great photo! i love the way the waves are coming in.

    15. Ken Swartwout 62 months ago | reply

      Great photo of a great place! Very nice!

    16. FatPassport 58 months ago | reply

      FatPassport LogoGreat shot! Thanks for making this great photo available to be featured on FatPassport, a new travel website that provides personalized travel recommendations.

    17. dogweather 54 months ago | reply

      Thanks for making this available with a Creative Commons license. I'm using it to represent Oregon on my website -

    18. Matt McGee 53 months ago | reply

      You're welcome, Robb - looks good. Thx to all for the kind words, too. Happy Thanksgiving.

    19. Andrea Costa Creative 49 months ago | reply

      If you have a story to tell this is the right group
      You are welcome
      This is Award and Invite
      Post 1, and award 3

      Please if you have 10 award you put the photo in the tread

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