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Friday Photo: Direction

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In the height of an autumn Oregon storm, I spent last weekend in the quaint coastal town of Rockaway Beach. I got up early on Saturday morning to take a walk, strolling down the small streets before most of the town was out of bed. I captured the still, morning moment in this weather vane, which stood still in the calm before the storm. The photo sort of fits with the name of this blog, je vais où?, a simplified way of asking “where am I going” in French. At a time of a lot of transition it was exactly what I needed to capture on film, forcing me to ask myself “what direction are you headed in?”…

 

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November 13, 2009 at 06:00

Stormy Coastal Weekend

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Spent a girls’ weekend out at Rockaway Beach, Oregon and we were lucky enough to be caught right in the middle of an epic Oregon autumn storm. The waves were enormous and fluffy mounds of sea foam covered the shore. Ocean spray rose high in the air above the crashing water, reminding us of just how powerful nature can be. Plus I got to borrow a Nikon D80 for the trip which always makes me happy.

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November 8, 2009 at 18:48

Friday Photo: Spring on the Coast

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There’s nothing like a Saturday at the coast to enjoy spring sunshine. Indian Beach happens to be one of my favorite spots that’s not too far of a drive from Portland. Hit up the farmers market on your way out of town to stock up on goat cheese and fresh bread, and an afternoon picnic overlooking the seastacks could be my favorite way to spend a weekend.

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April 24, 2009 at 08:46

A Weekend of Iceshoeing… Oh Wait, Snowshoeing

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Went snowshoeing a couple of weekends ago, and although it hadn’t snowed in ages and the physical activity probably should have been deemed “iceshoeing,” it was a great adventure all the same.

An excerpt from my trip dispatch over at Wend:

snowshoe21Packs filled with apples and granola bars (because we left in too much of a hurry to actually plan a real lunch), we set out on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail, headed for Trillium Lake. To say the snow was well packed would be an understatement. “Having fun on the ice today?” I remarked when we passed a group of cross country skiiers.

“Yeah, you’re probably having a much easier time,” replied one of them, pointing to my snowshoes.

“True, although I think it would be easier just to walk.”

But if you’ve come to snowshoe, you’re going to snowshoe dammit! No matter how much easier taking them off might be…

Read the whole thing here along with a great slideshow of pics.

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March 4, 2009 at 09:56

Friday Photo: Winter in the Columbia Gorge

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I spent last weekend in Salt Lake City running around Outdoor Retailer meeting an overwhelming number of people from the outdoor industry. Although incredibly hectic, it was a fun time, and topped off by a slightly crazy drive back, consisting of icy roads and an overnight stay in La Grande (funnier when said with a Spanish accent).

This photo was taken just outside of The Dalles in the Columbia Gorge; a beautiful winter day.

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January 30, 2009 at 08:00

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Friday Photo: Fall in Oregon

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I took this shot last weekend while working on the Wend photo shoot (that’s why today’s FP over at Wend is oh so similar…). The picture is of the North Umpqua River, with some gorgeous fall leaves in the foreground.

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October 10, 2008 at 08:00

Classic road trips: The Oregon Coast

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I finally managed to get my thoughts and photos together for a feature post over at Gadling on road-tripping the Oregon Coast; it’s not extensive, just a quick and dirty guide to good stuff to do and see. That gave me a good chance to go through pictures from the late summer coastal excursion, which was an excellent mood-booster for a gray fall day… not that I am complaining, but there is something to be said for reminiscing over summer adventures.

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September 25, 2008 at 13:51

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Friday Photo: Playing at the coast

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Cannon Beach, Oregon.

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August 15, 2008 at 11:48

Friday Photo: Newport, OR

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Last weekend I spent an excellent two days at the coast. It was a classic “coast road trip” weekend; stopping at various beaches, walking through coastal towns, and of course the necessary consumption of fish and chips. This photo comes from the Historic Bayfront in Newport; I wanted a photo that would capture the very maritime feel of this classic section of the town and the pulley with the Yaquina Bay Bridge in the background seemed just right.

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August 8, 2008 at 17:34

Friday Photo: Sunset on the Columbia

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It’s been a long and busy week… after an excellent re-launch party at Wend headquarters last night, I almost forgot to post this! But it’s still Friday west coast time which is all that matters… This shot is from last weekend, taken while driving home from Hood River on the Columbia River.

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July 25, 2008 at 20:07

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