Monday, February 17, 2014

Windy Cannon Beach morning

We had a terrific time with our friends Annie & Alex at Cannon Beach for a long weekend.  We had some terrific winter storm weather, with window rattling winds last night.  This is from a brief sunny break in the weather, but the winds were still pretty intense.  Laurence had fun trying to capture the sand movement in the wind.

Windy Cannon Beach

Friday, February 14, 2014

Cannon Beach Valentine's Day

Greetings from Cannon Beach, Oregon - Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Cannon Beach VDay (3 of 3)
Valentine's Day Beach walk

Cannon Beach VDay (1 of 3)
Fun wind-blown sand patterns

Cannon Beach VDay (2 of 3)
Jennifer smiling after a run with the faintest view of Haystack rock in the background

Friday, November 15, 2013

Kilauea Lighthouse

Yesterday we visited the Kilauea Lighthouse on the north shore.  The Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is here and we saw Red-footed boobies, Black-footed Albatrosses and endangered Hawaiian Geese.

Kauai Lighthouse (1 of 5)
North shore swell battering the rocks

Kauai Lighthouse (2 of 5)
More crashing waves

Kauai Lighthouse (3 of 5)
Goose with a view

Kauai Lighthouse (4 of 5)
What are you looking at?

Kauai Lighthouse (5 of 5)
The lighthouse glass

Thursday, November 14, 2013

More stormy wave photos

A few more photos from yesterday - we are having a blast!

Tunnel Waves Day 2 (1 of 4)

Tunnel Waves Day 2 (2 of 4)

Tunnel Waves Day 2 (3 of 4)

Tunnel Waves Day 2 (4 of 4)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Kauai Storm Waves

One of Laurence's favorite Kauai activities is to watch the surf report for incoming storms to create big sets of wave on the north shore to photograph.

Guess what came in overnight?
Guess who was very excited?  :)

Tunnel Waves Day 1 (2 of 2)
A very long exposure for waves (3 seconds) makes for a more abstract image

Tunnel Waves Day 1 (1 of 2)
We caught the start of a rainbow just as the sun was rising behind us.

More to come soon!

Monday, November 11, 2013


It's a long standing tradition of ours to escape the damp gray Seattle weather in late fall/winter in hope of finding sunshine somewhere warm.

This year we find ourselves in Kauai, and while there has been some tropical rain, it's still significantly warmer and sunnier than back home! Kauai Barking Sand (1 of 2)
Barking Sands Beach looking towards the Na Pali Coast

Kauai Barking Sand (2 of 2)
Breaking waves at Barking Sands Beach

Friday, October 11, 2013

Redwood National Park

Trees.  Giant Trees!

What a wonderful experience to walk among 300 ft tall, 1500 year old trees.  Words can't describe how peaceful and tranquil it is.  And photos really don't do it justice....

Redwood National Park (4 of 5)
A giant Redwood disappears into the fog

Redwood National Park (2 of 5)
The path into the Redwoods

Redwood National Park (3 of 5)
Jennifer demonstrating how tall the Redwoods are

Redwood National Park (5 of 5)
Later in the day with less fog

Redwood National Park (1 of 5)
Detail of Redwood bark

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