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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"Island" of Neskowin

This week, I am posting photos from some of my favorite vacation spots that I visit in Oregon.

Proposal Rock is sort of an island as Slab Creek (pictured above) empties into the ocean right at the base of the large basalt sea stack, and when the tide is up, water completely surrounds it.

You can hike to the top of the rock when tides are low (and you are brave enough to wade through the freezing waters of the creek) to see the awesome view of the Pacific Ocean around you.

Below is a view looking north towards Proposal Rock in Neskowin. We have a friend with a beach house in the tiny, quiet village, and it is where we go most often when we visit the coast.


  1. I have a friend on the Oregon coast, and I'm sure she has despaired of me ever visiting. Dick and Lindy and I must drive down there before she forgets our names.
    Beautiful photos. That second one just makes me want to be there.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Now this looks like a perfect get away spot to me. Beautiful and remote.

  3. So anyone get married there?
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. Idyllic settings!

  5. Wow! This could be a photographer's - or painter's - dream so many possibilities with light and tides....

  6. Sounds absolutely AWESOME! Wish I were there.

  7. such beautiful light in these photos

  8. I live on the East Coast in New England and never that of Oregon with water ~ Awesome photo ~ Makes me want to start traveling again ~thanks, namaste, Carol ( A Creative Harbor)

  9. The OR coast is so beautiful. I regret only getting to Cannon Beach/Seaside once.

  10. Wow that last photo is beautiful!

    Inspector Hector is my letter I. Hope you can drop by!

  11. Wow! Stunning spot! I haven't been down the Oregon Coast in eons and really must try to drive down soon.

    abcw team

  12. Enchanting photos of an enchanting spot.

  13. Oh my, how pretty! I could spend all day here gazing at the shifting water and light.

  14. Wow that is beautiful and the island has a white sand, awesome!

    I am In


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