Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

Sea. What kind of emotions does the sea or ocean make you feel? Do you remember the first time you went in the water? Had a wave crash on you? Felt the sand burn your feet? Do you feel more peaceful around water? Do you hate the beach? What’s the most interesting thing about the sea for you?

Sara Rosso  – The Daily Post


Today’s Weekly Photo Challenge asks us how we feel by the Sea.  If you are a regular visitor you already know I spend as much time as possible by the water so for me the difficult part of this challenge was to select just a few photos.  To narrow down my choices I decided to show you a fun, misty afternoon at Canon Beach on the Oregon Coast.  This visit was in the late afternoon and the beach was surprisingly quiet.  We had a great time splashing around in the shallow water pretending to surf the little waves and Ryan managed to slip a goofy expression or gesture into every picture we took as a family.

The sound of waves crashing on a beach and the smell of salt water are two of my favorite things in the world and these sensations are at their peak on the coast.  Our Puget Sound area has its share of beautiful coastlines but they are protected from the full force of the west wind by the Olympic Peninsula and the impact of stepping to the edge of the continent can’t be beat.

Do I feel more peaceful at the beach?  Yes!

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46 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

  1. ” . . . stepping to the edge of the continent can’t be beat.” That is a great line and so true. It feels like you’re on the edge of forever. Beautiful pictures. I love how the mist surrounds haystack rock.


  2. The beaches in Oregon are beautiful and more enjoyable than the beaches on the Northern California coast. As a little kid I was hit by a rogue wave. Never enjoyed that beach after that experience.


      1. Thankfully my dad was there to grab me before the wave took me too far. A truly scary experience.


  3. I am a former desert dweller, being born in Palm Springs. I have grown to see the ocean as a place of beauty but have respect for the strength of the water. I love camping on the Oregon coast.


  4. Put me in the pot with the other satisfied readers – I’m so happy to be following your posts. Your photography is such a welcome visitor! Another hot and humid day in southern Indiana. Thanks for the instant beach vacation. Have a great Labor Day weekend.


  5. As a Iowan it was a VERY exciting thing to see the ocean for the first time. But I must say I was more overwhelmed by the Pacific ocean. Thanks for the post!


  6. thank you for:
    “…The sound of waves crashing on a beach
    and the smell of salt water
    are two of my favorite things in the world…” –
    maybe I’m allowed to add two further favorites (of mine):
    my wife, my guitar …


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