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CMMC June Pick-a-Topic

Pacific Ocean along the Oregon Coast at the Mouth of the Columbia River. May 12, 2010.

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: June Pick a Topic from Photo sent me wandering down memory lane and through my digital files of photos. The challenge picture (see it here is of the Pacific Ocean, coastal rocks and two people. All of my picks for the challenge have water and rock; four of the five also have people.

Mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon. May 12, 2010.

The northwest Oregon Coast was my best beloved’s favorite place to vacation. Even on chilly, overcast days, we could spend hours watching the waves, noticing the water shift from blue to aqua to green, feeling the spray, and hearing birds call over the noise of the crashing water.

John Watching the Columbia River. May 12, 2010.

That’s my best beloved in the pictures just above and below. It still makes me smile to see him being the photographer when in Yellowstone National Park nearly three years ago.

John Photographing the Gibbon River, Yellowstone National Park. October 10, 2018.

Gibbon River (prior picture) creates picturesque water falls. The National Park Service has constructed an accessible walkway with plenty of places to pause and enjoy the view (next photo).

Overlook at Gibbon Falls, Yellowstone National Park. October 10, 2018.

Photo Challenge: Coast

Oregon Coast at the Mouth of the Columbia River. Photo: TLClark, 5/12/2010.

The only “coasts” in Iowa are along the boundaries marked by the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. So I took some time to go back through vacation photos to meet the photo challenge of coast.

One of our favorite places to vacation is Astoria, Oregon. It always includes time just watching the waves roll in where the Pacific Ocean meets the mouth of the Columbia River.

Oregon Coast at the Mouth of the Columbia River. Photo: TLClark, 10/13/2011.

The first two photos are looking north toward the state of Washington (which can be seen in the top picture) . The next picture is looking south along the Oregon Coast.

John Watching the Waves, Oregon Coast. Photo: TLClark, 10/13/11.

This last image shows the observation platform from which the other pictures were taken.

Pacific Ocean, NW Oregon Coast. Photo: TLClark, 10/13/11.

Thank-you, Frank, for the challenge!