I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

That's My World -- Oregon, Washington Coasts


That's My World is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise. Click here and join them and the rest of us to share your world.

For My World today, I will show you some of the spectacular beauty of both the Oregon and Washington coasts. Driving along either of them will always take your breath away. In Newport, Oregon you will also find the Oregon Coast Aquarium where you can visit with sea otters in their caves.

Washington has Mt. Rainier and Oregon has Mt. Hood, another spectacular sight. Mount Hood, called Wy'east by the Multnomah tribe, is a stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located about 50 miles (80 km) east-southeast of the city of Portland, on the border between Clackamas and Hood River counties.

Mount Hood's snow-covered peak rises 11,249 feet (3,429 m) and is home to twelve glaciers. (Older surveys said 11,239 feet (3,426 m), which is still often cited as its height). It is the highest mountain in Oregon and the fourth-highest in the Cascade Range. Mount Hood is considered the Oregon volcano most likely to erupt,[7] though based on its history, an explosive eruption is unlikely. Still, the odds of an eruption in the next 30 years are estimated at between 3 and 7 percent, so the USGS characterizes it as "potentially active", but the mountain is informally considered dormant.

Washington has Snoqualmi Falls and in Oregon there is Multnomah Falls, another spectacular waterfall.

These next few shots are just a few of both the Oregon and Washington coasts. The first two are along the Washington coast.

Ane this one is the scenic train you can take for a really spectacular ride on the Oregon coast.

This shot is of Ruby Beach in Washington.

As you can see, somedays it's hard to get a sunny shot and both states do have a lot of fog and gray days along their coasts. But there is beauty even then, just a different kind. Both coasts are mostly wild and rugged although both also have some lovely flat beaches such as Cannon Beach in Oregon, seen here.

Whatever the weather, the beauty of Oregon and Washington is very hard to beat. Enjoy My World!

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shots of gorgeous scenery! Mahalo for sharing.

Anonymous said...

We like Canon Beach. Your posting about our neck of the woods. I used to work in the remote sections of the coast in Olympic National Park studying sea otters.
A beautiful region for sure.

bobbie said...

Absolutely fantastic photos!
and I love otters so much! Who doesn't?
Always wanted to go futher up the coast from California, but never did make it.

Lin said...

hey I lost you somehow-think you took a break from blogging-will add you back on my blogging buddies. love the photos-we are renting a house for a week in august on the oregon coast near waldport. can't wait-it's during our hot summer 110 degrees plus so we try to get away.

nsiyer said...

What beautiful pictures and so scenic. Wish I was there. What a great place to be. You click well.

Louise said...

You are NOT kidding about breathtaking! Incredible. Awe-inspiring! And the otters are just too cute!

Paula and Skip said...

Its unbelievable, thanks for sharing your world.

Carver said...

Fabulous shots of the Oregon and Washington coast. I'd love to take the scenic train ride.

Laurieluc said...

all very beautiful!

FickleMinded said...

what a wonderful sets of shots you got,the otter and the falls are my favorite!!!

Mojo said...

I'm up for the coast of just about anywhere, but I've always liked the sheer rocky cliffs on the West Coast. There's a majesty about them that the dunes here just don't have. Then again, you'd have a tough time finding enough room for a mountain on the Outer Banks.

Spectacular views, spectacular captures!

Anonymous said...

breathtaking scenery in that part of the country. i've been to newport and neighboring towns; simply stunning vista.

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful scenes, Sylvia.

Judy said...

The pictures are just breathtaking. I can't imagine how wonderful it must be to see this often. Thanks for sharing.

robin andrea said...

I love seeing the Oregon and Washington coasts. So beautiful there. The Cascades are grand as well. Such a wonderful place to live.

Indrani said...

Spectacular indeed!
May be some day I will get there. :)

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Very scenic photos Sylvia! I enjoyed the accompanying narrative of each as well.

U

nadia said...

Oh such breathtaking pictures. Imagine how it would feel to actually be there to experience it all! My favorite would be the second picture - it's so cute!

Learned something new today, thank you so much for the information.

Have a great week, Sylvia!

Susan said...

Sylvia, those photographs are so beautiful it's hard to imagine the place is real! Lucky you to have it all so close by, and thank you thank you for sharing it.

SandyCarlson said...

I want to be a sea otter when I grow up, and I want to live in the paradise of your pictures!

Anonymous said...

Sylvia, wonderful shots and an interesting post as always. I soooo want to do the Oregon coast. I like the idea of Vancouver to San Francisco and back to see that coast and a bit inland too. Have friends in Vancouver, Portland, San Francisco and now you in Seattle, so it will be a fun trip when it happens!

kayleen said...

Oh I so hope that I make it out that way this summer...Gorgeous country, gorgeous photos.

Darlene said...

As always beautiful photos and very interesting information on the volcanoes. Thank you for doing such meticulous research.

I remember seeing Mt. Hood when I was ten years old and spent a few months in Vancouver, Washington. In those days there were no humidifiers and the water ran down the inside of the walls in our apartment.

Guy D said...

Magnificent shots, you definately live in one of the most beautiful areas of north america, thanks once again for these great images.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Today's Blah... said...

Wow, beautiful sceneries and those sea otters are for real. The drive must have been so calming.

fishing guy said...

Sylvia: What a wonderful look at the neat views of the wonderful area of Oregon.

Martha said...

Thanks for the lovely pictures. We hope to take a camping trip to the northwest this summer, Mt. Rainier and North Cascades. We are getting older and it is time to check a few more places off our list.

Babooshka said...

I'm so envious of your sea otter. This really is a spcetacular landscape.

Janie said...

I've been to Ruby beached and loved it. My sons have climbed Mt. Hood twice. Scares me to death every time!
Beautiful photos of your lovely area.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful, beautiful country and stunning photographs. Thank you so much for sharing your part of the world.
Smiles

B Squared said...

Very beautiful Hope to have the opportunity of visiting in the near future.

mannanan said...

Stunning photos. Love the one of the lighthouse and the crashing waves. Thank you for sharing your world and for your post on my site.

Arija said...

A sprctacular coast, we drove down from Vancouver to San Francisco in the dim,dark, historic past...1976, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Yes the coast has a lot of beauty for sure. I think i have a photo that almost looks like that from there.

marites said...

really amazing photos of your beautiful world. They are just so gorgeous. I love the otter pic too..he's so cute!:)

chrome3d said...

I was already in awe of that funny otter but there was so much more! What a scenic world it was.

the buddhess said...

I love the falls and the mountain covered with snow, they are so beautiful and peaceful looking.

magiceye said...

indeed a spectacularly beautiful world!

antigoni said...

Awesome photos, excellent post!

Niinuska said...

I really enjoyed my visit! Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos!

Esther Garvi said...

What a breathtakingly beautiful world you have! And I just loooove otters, they're soooo cute!!!

Tabib said...

Beautiful country and Great photo!

storyteller said...

The Northwest Coastline is amazing and you've captured the essence beautifully in this post. Love the otter photo and the guided tour of places I've not visited for quite some time. Makes me want to travel ... seriously!
Hugs and blessings,

John said...

Great shots of beautiful scenery!

Mare said...

I'll be reserving a seat on that scenic train before I leave for the great beyond.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

simply stunning shots...enjoyed the post. thanks for sharing the fab pacific northwest with all of us.

erin

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

Portland Time