Seaward Bound

When it's sweltering in the city, time to hit the road & head west to the coast.  My favorite highway in Oregon, 26 West makes its way through a lush forest & drops you off at the foot of the sea.  Roll down all the windows & get ready for an elixir of trees, wild flowers, berries & rivers to fill up your senses...  So much beauty & wonder to behold, I am forever longing to head to the sea but when you have the magic of both the forest & the ocean, you are doubly blessed here in Oregon.  Here's a little photo journey of a Saturday well spent.  Happy Sunday!

 26 westward bound

26 westward bound

 tree couple

tree couple

 Nehalem River  

Nehalem River  

 Nehalem Falls

Nehalem Falls

 Nehalem Bay State Park

Nehalem Bay State Park

 Dunes + Sea

Dunes + Sea

 Dunes

Dunes

 S'mores by the sea...

S'mores by the sea...

Big skies over Nehalem
Big skies over Nehalem
 Parking lot view

Parking lot view

 One of my favorite views... 

One of my favorite views... 

 Dusk arriving

Dusk arriving

 Sunset

Sunset

 Little beach campfire with my old man

Little beach campfire with my old man

 Magic hour

Magic hour

 Nightfall

Nightfall