Yachats Oregon

We spent 4 nights in Yachats Oregon (pronouced Ya-Hots) as part of our vacation on the Oregon Coast. We rented a house from Yachats Village Rentals on the coast there last year and liked it so much that we returned this year with Mary and Skip. Yachats means “dark...

Haystack Rock

Our trip to the Oregon Coast continues with a morning at Haystack Rock. Haystack Rock is teaming with wildlife in July. The rock is filled with nesting birds including Western Gull, Brandt’s Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Black Oystercatcher, Common Murre and Tufted Puffin. During my visit I was...

Cannon Beach

The first part of our trip to Oregon included a 3 night stay in Cannon Beach. I previously wrote about where we stayed in Cannon Beach. This post is about the sights of the town itself. I got up early on Sunday morning to walk the town and make...

Ecola State Park

The day after we arrived in Cannon Beach, I woke up before sunrise to head up to Ecola State Park for some early morning photography. Ecola State Park is immediately north of Cannon Beach and easily accessible with lots of hiking trails. I wasn’t sure what I would find,...

A Visit To Oregon

In years past, I have had the opportunity to visit Oregon on business, but never for pleasure. My business visits began at the Portland airport, included stops in the Portland industrial district, and ended at the Portland airport. If I was lucky, I might get a chance to have...