Sunday, October 28, 2018

The Oregon Coast

These photos come from the stretch of highway between Lincoln City and Newport, Oregon.

Yaquina Head Lighthouse.  This photo was taken at about 8:00 in the morning, on what would turn out to be a bright, sunny day.  However, all day long the fog just hung tight to the coastline.  I didn't even think I got this photo because literally seconds after I took it, the lighthouse was completely obscured by the fog.

Looking towards Yaquina Head Lighthouse (on the far right) from the village of Otter Rock, Oregon.

Gull Rock

Shore bird

Shore birds in the sunset

The D River flowing out of Devil's Lake into the Pacific Ocean

The D River flowing out of Devil's Lake into the Pacific Ocean.  It was a very, very cold river!

I could not find a name for this rock formation, but it sits in the Siletz River, just south of Lincoln City, Oregon

The sun sinking into the fog bank

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

A trip to the west coast took me through Portland, Oregon and Multnomah Falls is only about 30 minutes east of the airport.  It is the tallest waterfall in Oregon, with a height (of both falls combined) of 620 feet. 

A view of the upper and lower falls

A view of the upper and lower falls
The base of the upper falls

The upper falls

The lower falls

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

OBX Sunrise

This is a four set sequence of the sunrise one day this past summer.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Dark Hollow Waterfall

Dark Hollow Falls is located in Shenandoah National Park and is a very popular site to visit.  We were there on a pretty rainy, chilly, day, yet there were still a few others hiking the trail with us.

Grand Caverns

Grand Caverns, in Grottoes, Virginia, is a series of limestone caves that was discovered in 1840.  During the civil war soldiers from both the Union and Confederate armies holed up in the caves,  The last photo shows signatures on a cave wall from some of the Confederate soldiers.

Falling Springs Waterfall

Just north of Covington, Virginia is this cool waterfall off the side of the road.  Apparently it is, or was, a bit dangerous to access because it has been fenced off and you can only see it from the side of the road.

Cross Keys Vineyard

Albemarle Cider Works

A nice little cidery just south of Charlottesville...

Friday, June 23, 2017

Flying into Baltimore

Early morning flight into Baltimore, on the way to Denver

Driving South from Estes Park along Colorado State Route 7

The eastern slope of Longs Peak - 14,259 feet to the top!

Drove around a bend in the road and came upon this little chapel, seemingly in the middle of nowhere.  St. Catherine of Siena Chapel, also known as the Chapel on the Rock.  It was built in the 1930's and was visited by Pope John Paul II in 1993.  Currently it is in the midst of a major renovation after a 100 years flood destroyed the natural terrain around it in 2013.  The chapel itself was left untouched, but because of the renovations we were unable to go inside it.

A statue of Jesus stands on a hill overlooking St. Catherine of Siena Chapel.
The right side of the photo shows a good view of the erosion of the terrain caused by the flood in 2013.

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