Saturday, May 8, 2010

Round Robin Photo Challenge -- Land or Sea



















This Round Robin Photo Challenge, we have the choice of featuring the land or the sea. As much as I love the sea, that was a pretty easy choice. Since I had just been on vacation in Astoria, Oregon, staying on the Columbia River, I had some fresh pictures of the water to share. The first one, however was taken at a different time and place, with the seagulls flying about while I watched.










One of the most enjoyable aspects of where I stayed was the trolley that went by, ringing its bell, much of the day (except Monday). I want to ride in it sometime, when I stay out there again. I'm sure there will be all sorts of views of the water from it.


















I like the views of the ships from my motel room. The Columbia River has a deep channel in Astoria and there is a huge bridge, the Astoria-Megler bridge, that they go underneath. The bridge isn't real close to the motel I was in but I believe you can see part of it in one of the following pictures.



















You can see the other bloggers' preferences, land or sea, if you go to the link in the first sentence and follow the individual links at the Round Robin blog.

9 comments:

ellen b said...

Wonderful photos! I really have to get to Astoria and that part of the coast in Oregon. Have a great weekend...

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Cool trolley! Somehow your Oregon photos remind me of metro Syracuse, NY. Probably has to do with the overcast sky. It's almost enough to make me homesick!

Carolyn Ford said...

Oregon is so beautiful and the Columbia River region is so scenic...these are great photos from Astoria. I would love to ride that trolley too!

sunflowerkat321 said...

This is a place I have never been so it was a real treat to see your photos. I especially loved the last one. There's so much to take in.

Kat
http://inmydreamssfk.blogspot.com/

Scrabblequeen said...

Lovely! I especially like the trolley shot...makes me want to visit the area.

Gattina said...

What a nice landscape ! I love the sea ! but also mountains especially when they are very rocky !

Jama said...

What a beautiful view, I love the first photo.

Sandy said...

Beautiful views! I enjoyed seeing images of an area I have yet to visit!

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