No visit to Portland should be considered complete without a day trip to the Oregon Coast. We drove my visiting parents to Cannon Beach on Saturday, departing from a rainy Portland and passing through heavy fog in the mountains. But as we started driving the final descent to the coast, we found the sun surreptitiously peaking through!
As we walked the beach, we were greeted by strong winds and an interesting mix of clouds, blue shadows, and, ultimately, a warm sun. This is now our third trip to Cannon Beach and I remain in awe of this stretch of coastline.