Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.
William Cowper

I’m both calmed and excited by the sea.
It’s rhythms are soothing, yet everything I see evokes a response.
Both the sites and the sounds feed my soul.

Last week we took a drive up and down the west coast from Newport Oregon to Eureka California.
You asked us what the sea makes us feel.
You wanted to know what was most interesting about the sea.

I looked back at the more than 1000 photos I took to see if they could answer your questions for me.

I like the atmosphere near the sea.
Sunny days are brighter and filled with reflection.
Colors are more vibrant and I love the salty smell and the sounds of gulls and seals.
But foggy days are mesmerizing.
They’re mysterious and vaporous.

The Yaquina Bay Bridge Newport Oregon

The Yaquina Bay Bridge
Newport Oregon

Cape Perpetua Oregon Coast

Cape Perpetua
Oregon Coast

Here’s a series of Sand Art shots from the same stretch of beach.
Some are just patterns in the sand and the others feature sea grass artistically arranged by the retreating tide.

Sand Patterns

Sand Patterns

Sand Patterns

Sand Patterns

Sand Patterns

Sand Patterns

Sand & Sea Grass

Sand & Sea Grass

Sand & Sea Grass

Sand & Sea Grass

Sand & Sea Grass

Sand & Sea Grass

Kelp 'Palm Tree'

Kelp ‘Palm Tree’

The sea gives us a path to follow, and a place to play, and some of the funkiest business names and logos you’ll ever see.

Path to Beach Newport Oregon

Path to Beach
Newport Oregon

Riding Horseback Massachusetts

Riding Horseback Massachusetts

California coast near Eureka

California coast near Eureka

RR tracks near San Clemente California

RR tracks near San Clemente California

Lola's first visit to the sea.

Lola’s first visit to the sea.

Girls at work

Girls at work

Boy at play

Boy at play

Tea, Coffee, & Stuff

Tea, Coffee, & Stuff

Ken's Rod & Reel

Ken’s Rod & Reel

Shark Bites Restaurant Coos Bay Oregon

Shark Bites Restaurant
Coos Bay Oregon

Sea Around Us

Sea Around Us

Jaws Mailbox

Jaws Mailbox

Float Art

Float Art

The Mary D. Hume Gold Beach Oregon

The Mary D. Hume
Gold Beach Oregon

Iron Ball in Sculptor's Yard

Iron Ball in Sculptor’s Yard

Iron Jelly Fish Sculptures Trinidad California

Iron Jelly Fish Sculptures
Trinidad California

The sea means love and life, art and recreation, and the majestic beauty we are sometimes fortunate to witness late in the afternoon beholding the Pacific.

Couple near Eureka California

Couple near Eureka California

Sandpiper

Sandpiper

Inspired famous painting near Kennebunkport Maine

Inspired famous painting
near Kennebunkport Maine

Boats in Winter Camden Maine

Boats in Winter
Camden Maine

Newport Oregon

Newport Oregon

Newport Oregon

Newport Oregon

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