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Happy Fence Friday From Agate Beach! (+7 insets)

(+7 insets)

No Agates on Agate Beach But We Didn't Care!
The Oregon coast has many beaches which call attention to the lovely rocks which can wash up on the shore. Agates are a very popular draw and since our campground was nearby, we were enticed to visit a beach with the namesake one day. Rockhounds scour the shore first thing in the morning so we didn't expect to find anything, but we went for the stroll more than the rocks.

It turned out to be a gorgeous, warm day with very little wind and the beach was very popular, as we expected it would be. Dozens of people were enjoying the miles-long beach with us and there was plenty of room for everyone. I didn't look too hard for rocks and it was a good thing because there wasn't anything interesting that I could see. I didn't care though--the real prize was the memorable walk we had that day. It was relaxing and beautiful with dogs bouncing around in the water, surfers enjoying the small waves, kids playing in the sand and couples walking by holding hands…those were just a few sights that greeted us on our walk. What a wonderful time we had. Afterwards we went up to an area overlooking the beach with picnic tables and had a late lunch to stave off our appetite. We were all smiles and so happy we visited that pretty beach--even if there wasn't a single agate to be found! :)

Today's Picture
The cement path that led to the beach trail lead over a creek and I seized the opportunity for a neat fence picture. We weren't sure why it was there but loved how it looked with the creek and ocean beyond.

Today's Insets
Inset #1: This is a view of the creek from the beach-side and you can see how it wanders along the top of the beach for a ways before heading down to the ocean. Isn't it just beautiful?

Inset #2: There were lots of shore birds to see and I got some very nice pictures, including this wonderful Long-Billed Curlew, which was hunting for a meal in the surf.

Inset #3 & #4: Two different images of the creek's water as it wandered out to the sea. I can't ever get enough of the lovely patterns and ripples in the sand and water. So pretty!

Inset #5: At one point I looked up at the top of the beach and saw this line of people and their dog walking perfectly-spaced one behind the other and snagged a shot to share!

Inset #6: The far side of the beach--a mile's walk--rewarded us with a boulder-strewn cliff complete with mussel-and-limpet-incrusted rocks to study with rapt fascination. Looking out to the ocean also showed another stream's passage to the water and created a very nice composition.

Inset #7: Finally, an image which shows the tightly-packed mussels that covered the rocks there, aren't they amazing?

Thanks for Stopping By!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Please stay safe!

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35 comments

Nouchetdu38 said:

Gorgeous "beach series"!!!!!!!
All the best!!!!
4 months ago

Xata said:

Like the beach series and explanations, HFF Janet
4 months ago

José Manuel Polo said:

Extraordinario trabajo incluyendo la información..
4 months ago ( translate )

Peter Castell said:

A lovely series of coastal images Janet, enjoy your weekend
4 months ago

Tanja - Loughcrew said:

Wieder einmal eine ganze Geschichte...ein gemeinsamer Spaziergang, auf den Du uns mitnimmst Janet....Du findest immer die passenden PiPs zusammen!
HFF Dir und hab ein schönes Wochenende!
4 months ago ( translate )

Boarischa Krautmo said:

wonderful series of pictures!
HFF!
4 months ago ( translate )

Günter Klaus said:

.........deine Beobachtungen und deine Darstellungen sind immer Feinste Sahne liebe Janet,wunderschön kommt das immer rüber,als ob man selber im Foto drinnen wäre,gefällt mir wieder sehr gut dein schöner Beitrag:))

........wünsche noch einen schönen Abend,ganz liebe Grüße Güni:))
4 months ago ( translate )

Stephan Fey said:

HFF, Janet! Wieder eine außergewohnlich schöne Serie die Du da präsentierst!
4 months ago ( translate )

uwschu said:

sehr schöne Serie, Janet, bekomme irgendwie Lust, jetzt Urlaub zu machen, gerne am Strand :-)!
Aber soweit sind wir noch nicht, wartet noch viel Arbeit auf uns. Aber träumen darf man schon mal ein wenig :-)
4 months ago ( translate )

Boro said:

Excellentes ************
4 months ago ( translate )

LutzP said:

HFF Janet, fine series
4 months ago ( translate )

Jenny McIntyre said:

HFF What an absolutely delightful place, Janet. I would love to visit that place. I have seen lots of pictures of Oregon coastline and I am extremely impressed by its beauty. Where I live it's beautiful, and our sands are soft like yours. In fact we have the Atlantic Ocean lapping the shores, like you have the Pacific Ocean lapping yours. Aren't we lucky that we have such beauty so near us. I love the pictures of the water and sand. Superb.

I hope you have a great weekend - stay safe please. x
4 months ago

David G Johnson said:

All brilliant images - Janet.....when I capture unkown people in the distance.. I sometimes study them and wonder where they are 'today' and what are they doing.. just everyday folks - living their lives.... . // Have a mighty fine weekend (HFF) and keep well - Cheers' from Dj.
4 months ago

trester88 said:

Wieder eine sehr schöne Serie, Janet! Ich liebe die Aufnahmen von Strand und Meer.
HFF und ein schönes Wochenende!
4 months ago ( translate )

William Sutherland said:

Excellent capture and PIPs! Stay well!

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4 months ago