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Category Archives: Richard Gessford
Sunrise at sea, west of the rock, Cape Kiwanda. A new day dawns on the sleepy village still snuggled under its thick blanket of fog. But soon the sun will lift the fog and the beach will come alive with … Continue reading
If you look closely you can see houses dotting the hillside along Cannon Beach, so named because they found a very old cannon there many years ago, and off in the distance hiding in the clouds, Tillamook Head. Beyond that, … Continue reading
After a few successful days Kokanee fishing we’d normally break camp and head for home with thunderstorms in the forecast, but this time we stayed to watch the gathering clouds. The “near” infrared (to distinguish it from “far” infrared or … Continue reading
Some say there’s buried treasure on the Neahkanie headlands, while others say the ancient marks on the mountain are survey marks from early Spanish exploration of the Oregon Coast. A few miles south of Neahkanie it’s a documented fact that … Continue reading
Built in 1890 in Maryport England the 290 foot, 2,000 ton, steel hulled four-masted sailing vessel Peter Iredale ran aground due to poor visibility and contrary winds on October 25, 1906, four miles south of the mouth of the Columbia … Continue reading
The general concensus is giant lens flares spoil nice landscapes, and in spite of how good smart phone cameras are getting to be these days they are still very much prone to it as you can see here. Especially when … Continue reading
Rain and snow must know rivers return to the sea Eventually.
Imagine 30 million years ago; a young Cascade volcano lays down a tropical forest with its mighty eruption. Great tree filled mudflows choke rivers and form tidewater bogs. Layers of volcanic ash from repeated Cascade range eruptions set like concrete … Continue reading
Days getting shorter, And the nights growing colder. Soon there will be snow.