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July 21, 2004

Cannon Beach

Filed under: Uncategorized — Matt Stamplis @ 12:00 pm

If we’re headed to the beach, we’re almost certainly going to Cannon Beach. This is our favorite spot (so far) on the Oregon Coast. The beach is very large and sandy, and the view of the ocean is hard to beat, with Haystack Rock sitting majestically just off the shoreline. Although the beach gets pretty crowded on warm, summer weekends, it’s easy to get away from the crowds if you’re willing to walk a little ways down the beach.

Here’s a picture of Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock on a relatively uncrowded summer weekday. After interviewing for a job, I drove straight to the beach to hangout and relax for a few hours.

Yogi absolutely LOVES the beach, mostly because we let him off-leash and he runs around like a complete maniac, chasing after birds, other dogs, us, etc.

Yogi! Go get that Raven!

The only bird Yogi could catch was this dead bird, which he is rubbing all over right now. Yummy!

Just about everytime we visit the coast we stop and look and take pictures of this tree, the largest Sitka Spruce tree in North America. For scale, look for the woman wearing pink at the base of the tree. Unfortunately, the 750-year old tree was recently discovered to be rotting from the inside out and is dying. We’ll miss you, big guy!

Here’s a view looking South down the Oregon Coast. This picture was taken somewhere south of Cannon Beach, at a highway viewpoint.

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