I’ve been told more than once over my lifetime that I am tenacious…

A Google search of the word tenacious gives this definition: “not readily relinquishing a position, principle, or course of action, determined: Persisting in existence; not easily dispelled”. I think tenacious is the word I will choose to describe my quest to capture a sunset on the beach here on the Oregon Coast. A sunset that shows the big, golden, sun, sitting right down into the ocean… And, along with that… I just want to get to go to the beach for the day to “play”…

Well, we’ve been to the beach, night after night trying to capture that elusive golden sunset… only to be disappointed by fog, low hanging clouds, and/or rain, rain, rain. But I keep trying, and will continue to do so…

However, today is our day off, and when we got up this morning, I asked Bill if he would like to go to the beach today after church? He said he would. The weather was beautiful here in the campground this morning.

The sun was shining, the wild flowers were showing their pretty little faces…

The Coquille River that runs along the campground was calm and smooth… not a ripple to be seen…

But…, don’t you just know, when we reached the beach, just a short three miles from our campground, the sky was dark and gloomy, and the wind felt like it was blowing at gale force, blowing sand so hard it felt like we were being sandblasted!!!

No other people were on the beach. I guess they had better sense than we do, or they just are not as tenacious and I am… 🙂

But, on the bright side, I did manage to get one picture that I like, so I also made it my background picture on my Facebook page for a while.

After the not so fun experience at our beach, we decided to take a drive a little further down the beach towards Bandon to see if the same situation was going on there. We drove to the Hotel Windermere on the beach, where our dear friends, Bob, Robin, Megan, and Audrey, will be staying at the end of the month when they come to visit us here on the Oregon Coast.

At first I thought all was well here as we walked along the well manicured path that leads from the hotel to the beach…

But when we arrive at the beach we found pretty much the same situation as we had going on at our end…

Not a soul was on the beach, except for these folks riding horses, and they were making their way back to better conditions too…

Finally, we decided this “play on the beach day” was going to be a wash, so we made our way back up the well manicured trail behind the adorable Hotel Windermere, where every room has a picture perfect view of the ocean. Getting anxious Bob, Robin, Megs, and Audrey? We are anxiously awaiting your arrival and looking forward to making you a wonderful seafood dinner when you get here…

Before we left the Hotel Windermere, we stopped in at the office to ask if fires are allowed on the beach here. The lady behind the desk said in the winter yes, but now that it is summer, and fire season, we would need to check with the Chamber of Commerce to see if there are any summer restrictions…I think we will need to check the same for our beach…

I can’t begin to put into words how beautiful it is here, and how much fun Bill and I are having exploring our surrounding areas so far… I know we haven’t seen anything yet, in regards to how beautiful Oregon is, but from what I’ve seen so far, I think we are in for nothing less than a spectacular summer!

Stay Tuned!



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bill
    Jul 09, 2017 @ 23:08:35

    Hopefully we will catch an evening for a great sunset before we leave for the Gorge.
    Love you Bill


  2. gotham girl
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 17:31:18

    Oh…so sorry that you haven’t encountered good evenings on the beach. Hopefully we’ll change that!! Your images are great!! Counting the days…Love you!


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