Long Beach

Right after Joyann got back from distant lands, we took a trip down to Long Beach on the Washington coast.

Wednesday-Saturday, June 3rd-5th 2009

1: Our cabin was a five-minute walk from the beach, through a small strip of trees

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2: Between the trees and the beach was a stretch of grassland

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3: Ooo, gritty hard light from the sun!

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4: Ok, maybe some softer light now

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5: Detail of the beach

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6: Looking south

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7: Sunlight reflecting on the ocean

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8: I'm not much for black-and-white, but this didn't turn out too badly

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9: A lone gull

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10: Now, with more colour

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11: A flock of gulls and terns takes to the air

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12: Passing in front of the sun

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13: The ocean was surprisingly calm

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14: Joyann watches the birds fly by

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15: Barefoot in the sand!

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16: This sign (in a fudge shop, no less!) made me think of Tiff

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17: Joyann rescues a confused bee

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18: A house finch perches on one of the neighboring cabins

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19: Our cabin (the one in the middle)

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20: The wind at Ft. Stevens State Park was pretty strong

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21: Joyann poses on a bluff at Ft. Stevens State Park

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22: The path back to the parking lot is illuminated by sunlight, as a container ship passes out of the Columbia and puts out to sea.

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23: Same image, but with the sky lightened a bit

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24: Joyann heads down to the beach

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25: Me on the beach at Ft. Stevens State Park (photo taken by Joyann)

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26: Joyann on the beach at Ft. Stevens State Park

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27: We headed back to the car after walking around on the beach for an hour. The wind has almost erased the footprints we left when we first arrived.

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28: Joyann on the beach at Seaside

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29: Throw pillow at a coffee shop in Seaside

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30: Coffee and cribbage at a coffee shop in Seaside

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31: Seaside has gotten remarkably commercial in the past decade

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32: We stopped off at a small state park on the way home

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