Happy Tuesday evening, all (or Wednesday morning, as the case may be)! In case any of you were wondering what deserted spot we'd found last week & this weekend with no internet access, it was Manzanita, OR, or more precisely, our favorite vacation rental there, which stands right next to the dunes & has many charms & amenities but no wi-fi or any other hook-up.
We had a grand time! The weather was stormy (both rain & wind) much of the time, but we played music & explored the surroundings by car, & got to eat at our favorite coast eateries, Cranky Sue's Crabcakes & Cannon Beach Thai. We also did a little house hunting in Garibaldi, & have even made contact with a realtor—but I assure all our friends, local & otherwise—that nothing's imminent.
I'm posting some of our vacation pix below (the pic above shows shorebirds at Cannon Beach). But first: a couple of new blogs to check out—Kat of the wonderful Poetikat's Invisible Keepsakes has started a haiku blog called Kigo of the Kat—check it out right here. & my San Francisco pal Ray Halliday has started a wildly adventurous blog called 12tuna. All I'll say is the adventure concerns cans of outdated Chicken of the Sea, so it's not for the faint of heart.
Cannon Beach gull & crow
Some traveling companions show the view from the rental's front porch
Dunes, driftwood, breakers: the beach at Manzanita
There was some big surf that day: the winds were very stiff & probably approaching a gale
Eberle on the beach
Eberle on the path home; our rental is the lighter colored building to the left