Friday, August 5, 2011
Cannon Beach is one of the more photogenic beaches along Oregon’s northern coast. It is a classic crescent-shaped beach with sea stacks offshore that offer an additional element of interest from a photographic perspective. The best overall view of Cannon Beach is actually from neighboring Ecola State Park. We opted for a leisurely walk along the beach instead, where Lewis practiced writing in the sand and smoked Mimi in a couple foot races. I guess that last part wasn’t so leisurely—at least not for Mimi.
Oregon’s northern coastline, beginning just south of Newport, is noticeably different from its coastline to the south. It is more crowded, more expensive, more developed, and more tourist-oriented. There are outlet malls, amusement parks, and larger cities. There is also more history (e.g., Lewis and Clark). The southern coastline is rugged and dramatic, more scenic, and quiet. We all preferred the southern coast. I guess we’re more national park types than Disneyland types. This is not to suggest we didn’t enjoy ourselves as we traveled north.
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