Haystack Rock stands about 250 ft (75m) tall above the sands and is reputed to be the second largest monolith in the world. It is the nesting ground for many bird types, the rarest being the tufted puffin. folks love to gather around the rock as the tide goes out leaving tide pools with many anenomes and again as the huge Pacific breakers return with the turning tide.
Ocean rocks are mystical but it is hard to define why...........what do they do when they think no-one is looking Do they have a personality Do they come alive Photographed from a hide at Cannon Beach,Oregon, USA, this is what I saw erupting from the ocean spray. Believe me
The small coastal village of Manzanita and its long beach on the Oregon coast, seen from the mighty cliffs to its north. September and the weather has changed.
The odd, small dimple of land attached to Canada but belonging to Washington State, USA, known as Point Roberts, has a fishing history, now largely lost. The old jetty piles still stands facing out across the the Gulf of Georgia towards the gulf Islands and Vancouver Island, here as the day ends and the light begins to drop.
Short lasting moments in the soft wet sand
The mouth of the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington States had a lightship in place between 1892 and 1979. This ship was commissioned between 1951 and 1979. It is now moored at the Astoria Maritime Museum Centre by the coastguard station
The northern end of the community of Depoe Bay in Oregon has a soft sandstone promontory which has eroded into many small coves.
Standing on the cliffs of Cape Lookout, looking north along the beach bank of Netarts Bay towards the town of Netarts. Three Arch and Seal Rocks in the background on the Oregon coast.
People love hanging out around the big coastal rocks at Cannon Beach in Oregon, wading in the pools, watching the birdlife, but the tide comes in fast through here and one has to be careful!
Constructed between 1871-72 to replace the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Yaquina Head light has a fixed, non rotating, light. It was previously known as the Cape Foulweather Lighthouse.
A peaceful stroll in the sea mist of the north Oregon coast
Photographed on a very quiet beach in Oregon one September evening. You could cut the atmosphere with a knife. Crisp, clean and the gentle lapping sounds of waves
The are some substantial dunes in parts of Cannon Beach, Oregon which provide a gorgeous view of the sunset over the Pacific Ocean