September 27, 2007

My Oregon Trail (Part Two)

Depoe Bay, Oregon
September 6, 2007

I didn't get any pictures, but we did see a few gray whales blow (spouting) just off the coast a bit. (The first was actually quite close to Little Whale Cove.) It's always such a treat to see the whales, especially if they stick around for more than just a few minutes.

This path is a mere block away from Mom & Bill's house

Looking south toward Newport

Little Whale Cove is just around the bend

Gorgeous homes right along the bluff!

The sea! the sea! the open sea!
The blue, the fresh, the ever free!
Without a mark, without a bound,
It runneth the earth's wide regions round;
It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies;
Or like a cradled creature lies.
~ Barry Cornwall

I loved the Sea.
Whether in calm it glassed the gracious day
With all its light, the night with all its fires;
Whether in storm it lashed its sullen spray,
Wild as the heart when passionate youth expires;
Or lay, as now, a torture to my mind,
In yonder land-locked bay, unwrinkled by the wind.
~ Richard Henry Stoddard
(Carmen Naturoe Triumphale)

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.
The touch of the sea is sensuous,
enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.
~ Kate Chopin
(The Awakening)

"Look at that sea, girls--
all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen.
We couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more
if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds."
~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
(Anne of Green Gables)

Looking north toward Depoe Bay


  1. Gorgeous. I wanna go there. Love the sign. And, I'm afraid you're having far, far too much fun with that camera. You could be arrested for that, in some parts of the country.

  2. I'm loving all those ocean pics!!! :)

  3. Beautiful. Like Bookfool, I want to go there, too!

    "Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean--roll!" from Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.

  4. Lovely photos. This is exactly the sort of place I wish I lived.

  5. Wonderful pictures, and great quotations, too!

  6. Nancy - It is gorgeous, isn't it? Yep, the camera's been great fun. Definitely getting our money's worth out of it this summer!

    Nat - I had a tough time excluding some of the ocean pics, but I went a little overboard as is! I love the ocean/beach/sea.

    Jenclair - Thank you! Wouldn't it be fun to have a lit blogger's retreat somewhere along the coast in Oregon?!

    BTW, thanks for the Byron quote.

    Danielle - Me, too!

    SuziQ - Thanks. The beautiful subject matter helps. :)

    Karen - Thank you. It was a fun post to put together.


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