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jesse smith brooking oregon sunset

A friend and former (accounting) student of mine recently got into photography. Here is a sunset photo he took in Brookings, Oregon a couple months ago. For more of his photos on Flickr go here.

Brookings Beach Birds

beach ocean birds seabirds

I took today’s photo four years ago today in Brookings, Oregon with my old Canon PowerShot S3. Fall on the Oregon Coast can be warmer than summer as there tends to be more sun and less fog.

Fishing boat off the Oregon coast

brookings oregon fishing sea birds pacific ocean

Today’s photo was my random desktop image of the day. I took this picture more than a year ago (pre-DSLR days) from the beach in Brookings, Oregon.

Kite flying at the beach

kite flying brookings beach oregon

Today’s photo is from our trip to the Oregon coast last spring. Takumi is shown here flying a kite.

Crissey Field State Park

This was the view from the place we stayed in Brookings of the northern spit of Crissey Field State Park.

The fisherman and the sea

Today’s photo is from our trip to Brookings last month…

Low tide at dawn in Brookings

brookings oregon beach sunrise low tide

I’m a morning person. So even though no one else was close to being up on our only morning in Brookings last week, I went out for a walk on the beach. According to the tide tables, this was to be the lowest tide of the month. Compared to the day before at high tide (in which we couldn’t even make it to the beach due to the high water level), this was a completely different scene. There was more beach than I could imagine. The last 100 feet or so of beach consisted of sand that didn’t appear to ever get dry. Even though the Pacific Ocean was still a ways out there, my shoes (and not just the bottoms) got wet in this super low-tide stuff. The sand was so wet, still, that it reflected the sky and made for a nice picture. I’m not sure if I like the dog running into the corner of the picture or not.

Back to Brookings

The tsunami from Japan’s Tohoku Earthquake traveled thousands of miles and ended up affecting the Oregon Coast as well. I’m not sure if all of this driftwood was moved by the recent tsunami or not, but it did seem like more, and more recently arranged, than what one normally sees on the Oregon Coast.

Brookings was evacuated for the tsunami so the lady who rented us the place (right on the ocean but about 70 feet above it at high tide) couldn’t tell us exactly what it was like. She said they came back immediately after the forced evacuation time ended to watch the ocean come in and then out in massive movements like they hadn’t seen before. We were able to witness similar phenomena, on a much smaller scale, when the tides changed. The tsunami, even 5,000 miles from its origin, must have been spectacular.

Beach in Brookings, Oregon

We just got back from a couple of days in Brookings on the Oregon Coast. The forecast was for non-stop rain, but we got lucky a for an hour or so with a bit of sun. This beach is about 3 miles south of the entrance to the Chetco River. It’s actually just a bit north of the Crissey Field State Park. You probably can’t access it easily without renting a place that is on the beach.


When we stayed at the Alfred A. Loeb State Park a little over a month ago there was a trail from our cabin called the Riverview Trail which follows the Chetco River. It was very nice, and I highly recommend it if you are in the Brookings area. However, when the trail ends you do not want to turn around and head back. Instead, cross the street and take another trail. This one is called the Redwood Nature Trail.

While not as spectacular as Stout Grove in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, this trail is still pretty darn special. Stout Grove in Jed Smith can get a bit crowded (relatively speaking for this neck of the deserted woods anyway), but you won’t likely see another soul on the Redwood Nature Trail. The trees can get hundreds of feet high and some are hundreds of years old. Lots of moss and ferns cover the ground; natural creeks with mini-waterfalls abound as well.

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