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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More Oregon beaches on a calm day: Bandon











Bandon is the town north of us, about twenty-three miles up Pacific Coast Highway.  We do this trip whenever possible, to walk on the beach, admire beautiful homes on the bluff, and end up having a fish meal at Tony's Crab Shack whenever we can sit outdoors.

Just north is Bandon Dunes Resort, with these views greeting the lucky golfers.
We don't golf. Yet. We are tempted. Especially on such a glorious day.

This is another typical day after a heavy storm that dropped inches of rain, and deposited driftwood all over the place. The sunshine was enough to coax us outdoors.

It will be weeks before I can return to these beaches.

64 comments:

Sophia said...

I absolutely love your photos...especially the first one and last two. How soothing! I think I need a holiday! (wink wink) :)

Eva Gallant said...

The beaches of Oregon are indeed beautiful! We were there last month.

Brian Miller said...

great snaps. a walk on the beach sounds great...followed by a trip to the crab shack!

Journaling Woman said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow and Wow for each of the photos. Incredible photos.

Velva said...

The Oregon beaches are stunning! The water is freezing! I have a vacation photo of the coast line that hangs proudly on my wall.

Nice photos-what a nice photo journey to the beach. Thanks for sharing.

Helen said...

I have a plan .... when winter ends and spring arrives, I am going to explore your part of Oregon!

Natalie said...

Such a beautiful place to live.....If I ever get to the U.S., I am heading straight there.

Wander to the Wayside said...

Gosh, we'd have to drive hours and hours to get to a beach. You just can't beat the view and the sound of the waves and birds. Lucky you!
Thanks for sharing!

Sandi McBride said...

How beautifully you've captured your area! It's like taking a trip and never leaving the house!
Sandi

Dimple said...

Oregon has great beaches, and these are good photos. I really like the third and fifth ones. It's hard to beat sand, rocks, and sea!

enchantedoak said...

I'm jealous of the driftwood. I use it and stones polished by the sea along with copper wire and beads to create what I call "earrings for the garden"--although many of them wind up on my wall.
I want to have a picnic with you on that bench and table.
Love, Chris

Hilary said...

How beautiful. It makes me miss summer.. regardless of temperatures. Thanks for sharing this beachy goodness. :)

sallymandy said...

Beautiful beaches and sea rocks. Thank you.

Gran said...

Great! The sunshine looks heavenly!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Beautiful shots!

Kathleen said...

Must. Go. To. Oregon. Beaches!!!!

Shadow said...

oh, that is a beautiful place!!! thanks for allowing me a glimpse.

Lori ann said...

How wonderful that you had that break in the weather to enjoy the beautiful scenery. At least you'll have these memories to come back to till you can really come back.

Nancy said...

I love Bandon and the beaches. We, too, are tempted by golf. We don't play, but we live right across from one - it does look like fun.

the walking man said...

it is easy enough to see why this place appeals and decent meal after the walk is simply the cherry on top of a good day.

Maggie May said...

Lovely place to go. I wish I was there!

Nuts in May

Lyn said...

Lovely photos ... and peaceful, serene settings (I suppose until a storm blows in). You live in a wonderfully rugged natural setting. thanks for sharing ...

Gaston Studio said...

Such an enchanting place! Beaches are beautiful, wherever they are.

♥ Braja said...

Soak it up, Rosaria.....

Paula said...

Great captures, where beach meets ocean - very spiritual refreshing.

Merisi said...

So beautiful and peaceful!:-)

vicki archer said...

Oregon looks like a beautiful place to explore....another one for the wish list, xv.

Sarah Laurence said...

I can never get enough of your beach photos with those interesting rock formations. Beautiful!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

My rich uncle owns beach front property by the PGA golf course in Bandon. I keep meaning to visit his house. These pictures remind me why! My brother said we will go in the spring, I'm so looking forward to visiting him. You live in paradise, cold water or not.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Simply stunning!!! No wonder you are tempted to golf!! Sounds like a fabulous day!!! It produced some spectacular photos...that's for sure!! ~Janine XO

Bogey said...

There was a sense of isolation in those photos. As if everybody vacated the premises and left it all to you. What a lovely gesture! I only have to see the pictures to inhale the atmosphere. Thanks for a wonderul memory.

NitWit1 said...

Beautiful beach scenes. When we lived on Medhia Beach, Morocc-, the Atlantic Ocean was smooth rarely. I surely seen it stormy too, can be frightening.

Margo said...

oh my, that beach is gorgeous and so different looking than the beaches here in the east. I keep saying I want to move to Oregon, and I don't think I'm kidding. (Golf is tempting, but don't let it fool you -it's a strange, time consuming hobby and there are much better things to do in the great outdoors :)

Marguerite said...

Beautiful photos and scenery and homes on the bluff! And I would love to join you, one day, for a little lunch at Tony's Crab Shack! Yum!

Suldog said...

Love that shot of the water between the rocks - low tide? Excellent.

Reasons said...

Stunning scenery, lovely to see. Here we have people being evacuated from homes due to floods caused by rivers bursting their banks - your pictures in comparison look so calm!

An English Shepherd said...

What lovely calm sea! Its really blowy over here at the moment!

Wizz :-)

karen said...

What beautiful photos. Nothing like walking on the beach...

Enjoyed reading about the Time Bank idea, and your newfound status as a gourmet chef!

Dave King said...

Lovely spot, obviously. I used to caddy for my dad (a professional golfer). The links (sea-side courses) were always very special. Played differently and enjoyed differently.
Give in to your temptation, you'll not regret it.

Tom Bailey said...

I do not golf either but seeing the right outdoor areas almost has me considering it in the same way. These photos are perfect you almost feel yourself walking on the beach there.

Becky at Abbey Style said...

I've just spent a delicious and nutritious hour reading your blog, skipping to parts unknown to me. I'm most touched by Life Behind the Curtains and thank you for the truths you've spoken so eloquently. I'm going right next door to tend my neighbor who spoke to me yesterday on the street about her sad state of affairs. Wish me luck.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Beautiful photos. The Pacific Coast Highway is one of my favorite drives.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

What a beautiful place - so natural and unspoilt - sigh, lovely!

Suzyhayze said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Polly said...

Stunning beaches and judging by the weather the winter hasn't hit you yet.

I always wanted to live by the sea. I remembered that looking at your photos. Thanks!

Phoenix said...

Mesmerizing.. I could spend days.. months there!

Reya Mellicker said...

So beautiful and serene - it reminds me of a week I spent with my sister at Yachatz. Thanks for a moment of calm before the storm of this week!

Debbie said...

Such beautiful photos. I am having such a busy day, these were a welcome respite.

My Castle in Spain said...

ah you make me want to hop there ! so peaceful, beautiful...
hope you'll get the chance to go there soon !

i never heard of time banks...at least not here in Spain. This is indeed fabulous ! and yes...hourray for your cooking skills...!!
please tell us more...
:-)

MISS ♥ KENNEDY said...

Oregon is such lovely place. I miss it so much.

♥ hearts and love.

Jazz

Brian Miller said...

i hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Renee said...

Rosaria you have made Oregon beautiful for me now. I never realized how gorgeous it is there.

Have a great time with the family.

Love Renee xoxo

Midlife Jobhunter said...

And Tony's Crab Shack, I imagine. Enjoy your time away. Would love to eat that crab with you.

Lyn said...

I just want to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving Rosaria. We Canadians celebrated ours in Oct but I know that your Thanksgiving kicks off the festive season. Have a memorable one!

Pauline said...

Discovered your blog through a comment you left - what a treat! I have family in Oregon and have been to this beach several times. It's lovely to see it again - marvelous photos!

Ribbon said...

Grey rocks! What are those rocks?
Don't think I know grey rocks here on our shores.... well none that I remeber.

Lovely photos and thanks for sharing. I had a lovely walk with you :)

x Ribbon

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