Monday, July 25, 2011


Why do I love Cannon Beach? I'm not sure I know.

Anyone who's been there knows it is home to this famous monolith, Haystack Rock.

As far as weather, it is not my normal cup of tea.

And yet, this resort beckons me back time and again.

Perhaps it is the rugged landscape.

The wildlife is interesting. Seagulls were chasing an invading Puffin.
(Oh there once was a puffin just the shape of a muffin... Anyone know that poem?)

Maybe it is the fact that everyone lets go of their cares when they are on the beach.

It could be the peaceful evenings.

I did thoroughly enjoy the beach bonfires. We cooked hot dogs and smores. When it began to mist the kids and my Dad went inside but I couldn't force myself to leave. As it turned out the mist only lasted a few minutes so I was able to sit out for quite awhile. It was so peaceful.

Of course, part of the reason I love Cannon Beach could be the fact that there are flowers everywhere as you walk about the town.

It could be the houses, so many of which are quaint cottages which would look strange anywhere other than at the beach.

I think it is all this and more. For me, Cannon Beach holds some sort of mystique which I have never experienced anyplace else. My time there definitely calmed my soul.


Elizabethd said...

I think it would calm my soul to be there too, such a beautiful place. It reminds me of parts of england.

Tango Whiskey said...

Nice photos. I love it there too.

pro356mom said...

Not to sound too dumb, but where is it? Maybe I'm showing my geography ignorance, but I'm gussing it's not in Idaho since Idaho is not near an ocean. It seem so beautiful, I am curious.

bristowmom said...

Ha! Silly me, not to tell where it is! It is in Oregon, far north near the border of Washington. There are lots of great places along the Oregon coast; I've seen only a few but Cannon Beach is far and away my favorite.

And you're not dumb - lots of people have no idea where Idaho is. You, at least, knew it wasn't on the ocean!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic photos, especially of the flowers and cottages. Good work!

bristowmom said...

Thank you, anonymous.