Category Archives: “oregon coast”

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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A family weekend on the Oregon coast in Astoria

My family and I spent last weekend in Astoria, OR. My wife and I had passed through this coastal Oregon city over a decade ago on a trip down the coast, before any kid was in the picture. Then, it … 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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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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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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Whale Watching Week on the Oregon Coast begins today!

It’s that time of year again, when Gray Whales are migrating south and you can see them along the Oregon coast. Last year we went to Ecola State Park to try and see some, but the Oregon State Parks volunteer … Continue reading

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