Category Archives: coast

BOOK REVIEW: Waiting for High Tide, by Nikki McClure

Readers of this blog know that my family and I love the papercut art of Nikki McClure. Her annual calendar graces the space above my wife’s desk every year. And I recently posted on Instagram these two images, one showing … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Northwest Coastal Explorer

Earlier this year, my family visited Oceanside Beach on the Oregon coast. We came across several of these little critters, burrowing down into the sand after a wave recedes. A new book tells me that they were mole crabs (Emerita … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: Oregon coast weekend

We spent last weekend in Manzanita, playing on the beach and going for a hike in Oswald West State Park. Wintery weather for sure, but such beauty and fun on the coast. You get six photos this week – enjoy! … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: beach bum

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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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Celebrate the Shore Photo Contest from Oregon State Parks

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Wednesday photo of the week: collecting nature

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Monday thought of the week: the best thing I’ve ever done!

A thought: This is the best thing I’ve ever done! This is better than Wii, better than the computer, and better than DS! – a friend of Patrick’s, age 7, about his family trip to the beach full of chasing … 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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Wednesday photo of the week: logging some time at the edge of Oregon

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