Friday, May 18, 2012

Sea Side Excursion

it was time for a well needed holiday

give your stress wings and let it fly away
Terri Guillemets

~ ~
for 4 days and 3 nights 
we stayed here last weekend

historic Hungry Camp Cottage 
on Long Beach Washington
loved the charming red floors

day tripped across the mighty Columbia River
to Astoria, Oregon

it is just over 4 miles long
and built to withstand 150 mile an hour wind gusts
.. because sometimes it does that here!

The Astoria - Megler Bridge

views from the bridge are stupendous

gigantic ships look like tub toys

never a ship sails out of the bay
but carries my heart as a stowaway
Roselle Mercier Montgomery

for whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always our self we find in the sea
ee cummings

Anna's crazy sense of humor
.... ok .... 
so we had to turn around 
and do a slow drive by 
so Anna could capture this guy.....

pretty much sums up the pace of life on 
Long Beach, Washington

isn't this the sweetest?

the Salmon Art Trail

fabulous .. tallest feather is at least 8 feet tall

mudpuppy salamander

hike through the enchanted forest
old growth trees
wild flowers

I never saw a discontented tree
John Muir

it is not so much for its beauty 
that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts
as that subtle something
that quality of air that emanation from old trees
that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit
Robert Louis Stevenson

well that was about it
we puttered
and feel revived

take a rest
a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop


kt40s said...

thanks for taking me on your trip:) I love where you went the cabin so sweet! the cab driver shots cracked me up! good for you getting a needed break.
xo katy

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

This looks like the break I would wish for myself...a getaway, sea, sun, fresh air...simply lovely!

windrock studio said...

You lucky, lucky girl! Sweet cottage, awesome bridge, lovely quotes, bum cab driver! Thanks for it all.

andrea creates said...

oh wow~it all looks so relaxing and beautiful!
i see where you are inspired by the ocean :)

found and sewn said...

looks like a lovely place to stay and a great trip away.

koralee said...

Pure joy...I love that area...we have been many a times. I must remember that sweet little place you stayed in...looks very charming. Glad your weather was so lovely. xoxoxo

Louise said...

What a place! That little house is absolutely precious! Thank you for sharing! :)

Yael said...

What a pleasure walking around with you a bit! Thank you for the photos and the words! :-) Make yourself and your dear ones a good and nice Sunday!

Valerie Boersma said...

What a wonderful getaway! Thanks to your spectacular photographs-I want to go there now:)