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Friday, February 12, 2010

Oregon Islands




This is Bandon, 23 miles north of Port Orford, on the Pacific Coast, in Oregon, USA.
The temperatures are in the mid-50's. The wind is mild. The sun is shining.
It's Tuesday, February 9th, 2010.

In a few hours, wind and  rain pushed everyone indoor.Off Cape Blanco winds clocked at 70 miles an hour through the night, and trees and debris scattered everywhere.

It is Friday as I write this.  It has been windy and rainy and grey for three days now.
The storm will gather forces over the prairies, receive strength from the Canadian winds and connect with the Gulf Stream to create havoc on the East Coast.

This is typical weather for us.
What's not typical are the number of days with great weather that follow each storm.

29 comments:

CambridgeLady said...

Brings back great memories for me.

I'm glad you are getting great weather after the storms .... I recall November to June in Oregon as being a time of grey skies and rain. When we had the odd clear week the temperatures would soar - fabulous :)

becky at abbeystyle said...

You're right...we're not getting a break for a month now. Even in Florida, it's far too cold for the season and the trees are frosted brown. We're have cabin fever...odd when people come here for sunshine and a break from the tundra. Still, the vacationers and tourists arrive and bravely do something constructive with their time, celebrating more indoors than out. At least, they say, it's better than it is back home!

Beth said...

Those waves are seriously churning! Your pictures are gorgeous. I'd love to visit Oregon one day!

Brian Miller said...

love all those cliffs and rock formations....neat place. hope the good weather rolls in for in for you! hoping it does for us too and no more snow!

Diana said...

This makes me long for the sea...

potsoc said...

That's free trade: the West gets it's weather from Canadian winds, Eastern Canada, Quebec, Ontario and the Maritime provinces get their weather from your Midwest over the Great Lakes and down the St-Lawrence Valley. Should we all install border controls on those culprits?

Wander to the Wayside said...

My first husband lived in Oregon for awhile, but eventually moved to Arizona because he was done with the cloudy/rainy days! I do hope, however, that I make it there someday as it's just breath-taking as in these photos.

cheshire wife said...

I love a good storm and a rough sea as long as there is no danger.

Eva Gallant said...

The sea is so forboding in a storm!

Sarah Lulu said...

Great photos ...can't imagine being so cold at the beach though!

NitWit1 said...

the rock formations are wonderful and HUGE.

People always talk about the lull before a storm, but not the calm and beauty afterward.

Oregon is on of the most ecoconscious states in US. Glad they are aware of the beauty and protect it.

RNSANE said...

It's just beautiful there, Rosaria. On two Royal Caribbean cruises, we've stopped at Astoria and folks have taken excursions somewhere on the coast that looked like this...how far is it from Astoria, do you know?

It's raining here and the huge surfing event, the Mavericks, is tomorrow.

ellen abbott said...

Such a beautiful place. I miss the coast now and then.

Ocean Girl said...

Great pictures. I especially like the two different lighting on the pictures of the bay. And a little shuddering watching the waves and feeling the wind.

Cloudia said...

Glorious!



Aloha, Friend


Comfort Spiral

Enchanted Oak said...

Oh, brrr...the wind on the coast drives me indoors, too. I enjoyed your explanation of the weather. It's going to be a balmy 70 degrees here tomorrow. The weeds need attention.

Marguerite said...

Beautiful photos and scenery! Glad that you are having some nice weather. The weather has been crazy this past year. More like global cooling! Have a fun weekend, cher!

Maggie May said...

Beautifully rugged scene, sea just churning up for a storm. Beautiful pictures.

Nuts in May

the walking man said...

Maybe just maybe we will actually start to reduce the greenhouse gasses in our lifetime that brings about these huge changes in global weather patterns. Not that they wouldn't normally occur but we have made them revolve as fast as a Wal-Mart door on the day after thanksgiving.

Detroit used to be smack in the middle of the snow belt. Now we are slightly north of it and have been getting fewer and fewer blizzard like winters.

Not that I mind it all dumping on DC...at least it has been a relatively quiet week without that inane chatter. Thank You Snow!

Journaling Woman said...

That last photo is breathtaking. Looks like a painting.

Dedene said...

Oh, you've made me homesick! The best part about growing up in Oregon was going to the coast. We usually went to Depoe Bay and Newport, but I've been to Bandon. I do so miss the Pacific!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Goodness, this is beautiful. It reminds me a little of Maine! We are snowed in here, and happy to be so!

Barry said...

The photos are excellent and the weather makes me jealous.

Tom Bailey said...

These are great photos! It looks cold there - the type of cold that goes through a jacket that requires extra layers but it feels great and views like this make me feel fully alive.

Thanks for sharing.

Tom Bailey

She Writes said...

Stunning coastal scenes!

Reya Mellicker said...

70 mph? Holy sh**.

Love the pictures, though. Just gazing at all that blue sky and blue water and ... what is that green stuff on the ground? I have vague memories of green stuff ... hmmm ...

Sarah Laurence said...

Your scenery and weather is so dramatic! Thanks for the warning of the weather coming our way. We're actually hoping for snow in Maine - it's all gone south on the east coast.

Suburbia said...

that looks a lovely place to be, I love the sea.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Beautiful photos. Interesting how the weather you have in the west generates in many different forms as it heads east. AS though you are a predictor of sorts - able to know ahead of time. Odd comment, but in my head.

Hope all is well with you.