This is the last full post in my summer recap. The rest I will save for a brief photo diary that I will be posting before the year is over, lol. Going to the beach was one of few actual outings since covid started, so we cherished this moment together. The summer seemed to pass us by so quickly, it hardly feels like we even had a summer at all. And what a coincidence I’m posting today too because our governor ordered another lockdown for Oregon, which goes into effect today. It is said it will last for 2 weeks, but if numbers don’t improve, the lockdown could be longer.
Anyway, despite this being my last recap of summer, it’s going to be a rather short one because I don’t have many photos to share.
The trip was about 2 hours long or so. We left our home at 8am, and arrived by 10am. There was little to no traffic so getting there was relatively stress free. We had hoped for sun, but as you’ll see, we were met with something different: fog. And in the middle of summer no less, only in Oregon..
The beach was ridiculously foggy, it hardly felt like we were at the beach. The tide was so far from where we sat and the water was freezing!! There was a small pool where the water was coming in from the side, and it was much* warmer, so we allowed CL to splash and practice his swimming. I wish I could have gotten photos of that but my phone would have gotten wet for sure. He absolutely loves to splash! CL also loved the sand. A little too much, if I may add. He requested we bury him in the sand at least 5 times.
Being that it was so foggy, we were not able to see clearly more than 20 feet in front of us. Since the water was coming from the side, we decided to walk along the pool to see where it met the ocean. In the distance we started seeing the Haystack Rock, one of the reasons Cannon Beach is so famous. If that doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps the film “The Goonies” will?
We had no idea we were this close to it, because again, we literally could not see in the distance, so this made us super happy that we caught sight of it by chance since last year we were not able to take any photos at all. We walked back around the pool because the tide was deep and too cold. We were able to get some photos before the public surrounded the place even more.
I believe there is also a tidepool there but we did not want to get close as there were too many people. Shame, would have loved to see everything else. After taking a few photos, we started to walk back. CL enjoyed splashing around as the tide was coming in. I do not know how he could stand the water, it was literally freezing!!!!
If you ever find yourself in Oregon, I highly recommend you go to the coast and go to Cannon Beach. I highly recommend you leave early in the morning before traffic, otherwise you will not find parking as easily.
That is literally it. I told you it would be a short post. I could have posted this in the photo diary, but I really wanted to share this beach with you not only because the beach itself is so popular after being in some films (The Goonies and Twilight), but I think the Haystack Rock is something everyone should see in person. Lots of photographers flock to the Oregon Coast to get stunning shots of this place different times of the year.
What’s a famous area or spot near you?
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