I LOVE the ocean! Having grown up on the Central Coast of California,
the sea and the beach and the coast have been part of my consciousness from the very beginning. Back then it was only a 20-minute drive away — how spoiled I was! Now that I'm living in Albany,
Oregon, the trip is at least four times as long! I can no longer just quickly pop over to the beach on the spur of the moment.
Yet, during the past 8 years of living in Oregon, I have made a fair number of journeys west. After putting together an album of my latest photo outing to the Oregon coast — see Drift Creek Falls and Cascade Head Doubleheader Outing,
I began to think about all of the other trips I have made and photos I have taken. Looking through my collection, I was amazed to find ELEVEN albums of photos which were taken somewhere along the Oregon coast, as of mid-July 2014:
Because there are so many photos (388) in so many albums spread out over so many years, I thought it would be nice to gather all of them together into one single conglomerate "super-album," just as I have done with the numerous other super-album
I have created. As you browse through this diverse collection of images, you will find lighthouses, sea creatures and plants, sunsets, waves, forests, bridges, birds, dunes, lakes, rocks both big and small, wildflowers, shells, and much more! Even five award-winning photos! Welcome to the incredible Oregon coast!
For further details about the stories behind the photos in this album, see the related articles: