Wednesday, August 21, 2013

More pretty Pacific Northwest beaches

Two more Pacific Northwest beaches have been added to a list of cant-miss beaches in the United States.

Cannon Beach, Oregon, and La Push, Washington, were named on a supplemental list of 20 more beaches to visit in the USA. Oregon's Ecola State Park and Washington's Cape Disappointment State Park were named on the first list of 22 can't-miss beaches.

Of the four beaches, Cannon Beach is the only one I've visited, though I have driven by Ecola beach. Cannon Beach is most known for Haystack Rock, a huge rock formation on the shoreline. I remember one visit when I took an early morning walk on the beach. In the early morning mist, the scene reminded me of the Robert Frost poem that started with 'The fog creeps in on little cat feet . . ."

La Push is located on the Olympic Peninsula and is the northern-most beach in Washington.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Two PNW beaches make "top" list

Two Pacific Northwest beaches are on a CNN list of 22 beautiful beaches in the United States.

Cape Disappointment State Park is on Washington's Long Beach Peninsula. It was recognized for having the North Head Lighthouse, rugged cliffs and beaches.

To the south, across the border in Oregon, Ecola State Park also was recognized for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreational activities, including crossing the path the Lewis and Clark Expedition took on their history journey in 1803-5. Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, about a mile offshore, can also be seen from the park.