Category Archives: “cannon beach”

Getting to know Pacific Northwest nature: a tour with Portland’s Volcano Lands

I’ve been a reader of biologist Ivan Phillipsen’s blog Wild Pacific Northwest ever since I first came across it. He exudes a love and passion for the nature that surrounds us, and the site contains a wealth of information on … Continue reading

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Cannon Beach on my birthday

On June 17th, I turned 34. The three of us (4: baby girl in the belly) headed to Cannon Beach the day before (photos). Such hard work:

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Whale watching at Ecola State Park

Third time is a charm. Twice Patrick and I have headed to the Oregon coast attempting to see migrating gray whales. Both times we came up empty-handed. This time, on March 26, we got to see some in the form … Continue reading

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Spring Break Week 2012

I am off of work all this week because of Patrick’s spring break. Lucky me! Here is what we plan on doing to keep us busy and connected to nature: Monday – Whale watching week in Cannon Beach Tuesday – Patrick will … Continue reading

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Whale Watching Spoken Here

On Monday Patrick and I are going to head to Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach to try to see migrating gray whales (Whale Watching Spoken Here). This time of year they head back north from spending the winter in Baja. We’ve … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: the song of nature

A thought: ALL DAY LONG Beneath the pine tree where I sat to hear what I was looking at, then by the sounding shore to find some things the tide had left behind, I thought about the hilltop blown upon … Continue reading

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Whale or no whale

Since I was off today, we decided to drive out to the coast to attempt to see some of the gray whales that are migrating south to Baja, as I mentioned here. Ecola State Park, on the northside of Cannon … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: running at the beach

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