Sunday, January 18, 2009

A perfect afternoon

At Rick's suggestion we headed to the coast yesterday after church and potluck. Rick wanted to see whales, Brian wanted to build a sand castle, and I was just happy to be going to one of my favorite places. We drove to Depoe Bay, which boasts "the world’s smallest navigable harbor" and touts itself as the "Whale-Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast." What an incredible day! It was warm and sunny, with no wind and impressive seas. The only whale we saw was the sculpture on shore, but we were hardly disappointed.

We watched the waves until the sun slipped over the watery horizon, then visited a beach with sand for Brian to play in for a short while. After eating at an Italian restaurant, we headed home to do chores, our souls refreshed, our tummies full and our memories vivid. It couldn't have been more perfect.

17 comments:

Corinne R. said...

What a lovely day! I so miss the ocean, thanks for posting those beautiful photos.

Kathleen said...

Wow, what a beautiful place! I love the coast, but here, it's not so beautiful and there are always tons of people. No solitude, nothing peaceful. What a wonderful afternoon for you!

TigereyeSal said...

Thanks for sharing!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Very cool! I love the north western coast, it is definately balm for the soul.

Dave said...

Wow, what a great way to spend a day. We have a favorite spot over on the Washington Coast that we get to far too seldom...

Deb said...

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous photos - I love the oceans and would love to visit yours :)

It's wonderful you all had great family time together. It heals all, for sure.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Wow!

Country Girl said...

Oh, that sounds like wonderful fun! And I love your photos. I clicked on may of them to see the larger view and God, I love the coast. It's so rocky there, like it is in Maine over here on the East coast.
You have a lovely blog here.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Country Girl, parts of the Oregon Coast are rocky, but we also have some lovely sandy beaches, too. The best part is that all of Oregon's coast is public property!

fiberjoy said...

What a perfect day for a trip to the coast. This weather could spoil a person for sure.

Mary Wick said...

That is a beautiful place. Your pictures are wonderful!

MiniKat said...

Gorgeous photos! Glad you had such a great time.

white_lilly said...

What a lovely day and your photos are beautiful you are very blessed thank you for sharing :)

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh Michelle! I really could have been more purrrfect if you would have come the Sunday we were at our Condo then you could have stayed with us as we had an extra bedroom! Then I could have fixed you tea and baked you some of those delish sugar coated Boulderneigh muffins! I could not find any mint chips but did find Andees mint chips. So Valentines day will be spent baking your cookies.
I can't tellyou how special the visit with you, Brian and Jackson was to both of us. You are a treasured friend. I found a perfect thank you gift for you while browsing in an antique shop in Newport and will pop it into the mail to you next week.
We did have a nice visit in Depoe Bay but it is always good to return home.
Your frosty photos are beautiful. I have some frosted sedum that you snapped a long time ago in my favorite photo file...I think of you each time I see it. We do not get nice frost here because it is so dry.
So I just looked for a purple marble in my sons collection and I found everything but purple!!
So many soft furry hugs till next blog visit from Karla and Miss Peach and Dennis

Laura said...

Pretty sea! Looks like Scotland. (I lived there when I was little.)

I liked your poem about Jackson-hope he's better.

MaskedMan said...

Nice photos - I know that general coast, and miss it. I love coastlines - especially active, busy coastlines with character and (preferably) heavy surf. It's about as close I get, these days, to going to sea.

Wrensong Farm said...

The OR coast is SOOO beautiful....I need to get back to visit my sister in Florence!! Wonderful surf shots!