11 December 2014

Saturday By the Sea

Hello visitors!
I am totally into the Advent season now! Having finished my second reading of the New Testament for this year, I am currently reading through a list of Messianic Prophecies (prophecies in the Old Testament which foretell of the birth, life and death of Jesus).
As far as decorating for this wonderful season, I have been doing that in my usual leisurely manner--not all at once but little bits each day or so. Now if we could only have some pretty white snow instead of the BIG windstorm that is forecast.

But before I move on to Advent and Christmas...
 
 
As part of our Thanksgiving week celebrations,
we spent some time by the sea with our youngest granddaughter who,
not surprisingly, shares her grandma's love of the coast.
 
 
At first, it was really cold and windy (the above photo reminded me of a bad hair day (AKA our hairdo after a day at the beach), but then things got much better and we really enjoyed our time checking out Siletz Bay and the Pacific Ocean. There were lots of other people enjoying the area too, but we managed to snag the very last spot in the popular parking area. Yea!
We saw kayakers, fishermen, beachcombers and more...always fun to watch.
 
 
Of course, we also saw the usual residents...
small birds,

 
bigger birds
 
 
 
and the resident harbor seals which can always be seen on Salishan Spit
(located south of where we were)

 
 
The waves were glorious--
I LOVE high waves as much as I love low tides!
  
  
 
 It was a wonderful way to spend the last day before Advent!

Finally, fellow Oregonians and history lovers--
did you know there's a shipwreck located in this very same bay?
Yep. And being one who loves historical mysteries (and knows some others do too),
I've included a few links to some information on this mystery.

http://www.northlincolncountyhistoricalmuseum.org/historical-highlights/
(scan down to the very short article on the Schooner shipwreck)
http://ouroregoncoast.com/lincoln-city-area-guide/1409-siletz-bay-ghost-ship-an-oregon-coast-ghost-story.html
(another short article)
 http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Searchers+sift+Siletz+sands+for+signs+of+mystery+ship.-a0117950064
(an awesome, not too long, but more in depth article about the shipwreck there)

Maybe someday, if we're very, very lucky it will reappear! I know if it does, I'll be there.

Advent Blessings,
Aimee

Photos: Siletz Bay, Oregon
 

22 comments:

Victor S E Moubarak said...

What wonderful photos of a nice day out. Thank you for sharing them with us. The last time we went to the seaside people thought I was the shipwreck.

I remember one of the seagulls flying above emptied its load on my wife. She asked me for a paper handkerchief. I said: It's too late now. The bird must have flown miles away!

Thank you for your comments on my Blog. I have replied there regarding the Latin quote.

God bless.


Bethany Carson said...

Loved your photos of the coast--so beautiful!

Linda W. said...

Great photos! Who doesn't love the Oregon coast? The shipwreck info is interesting.

Lorrie said...

The sea is mesmerizing in any mood as your photos well show. On these overcast days even color photos seem very monochromatic and artistic. Wonderful shots of the sea.
Advent blessings to you.

Ceil said...

Hi Aimee! I am following over from Victor's blog.

The west coast is so beautiful, I can see why you love to walk the coast. I am from the Midwest, but my son lives in Seattle.

Those reeds do look like a 'bad hair day'!
I hope you are having a blessed Advent season. It's nice to meet you!
Ceil

Betsy said...

Beautiful pictures as always Aimee. Love the seagull. I have four photos of the same seagull in different poses hanging in one of our bathrooms. I took them as he was waiting for food on our balcony in Lincoln City. People tell me I shouldn't like them so much, that they're dirty, etc. I think they're beautiful.
I just finished reading through the New Testament again too. It's amazing that no matter how many times I read it, I always find something new that I didn't remember reading before.
Blessings,
Betsy

Teresa Kasner said...

Siletz Bay is a favorite place of ours. Thanks for sharing the photos. Have a happy Advent.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wouldn't that be ultra cool if the shipwreck showed up again!! They do sometimes you know.

Thanks for the wonderful memories --- a little sad because we didn't even have time to visit the Oregon Coast this summer. Yeah I know Alaska's is the same ocean and all that, but still ....

Ah well, it will still be there next summer I bet~!

aimee said...

@Victor~
Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed our time by the sea! Hahahaha! Please forgive me, but I broke out laughing when I read about your poor wife and people thinking you were a shipwreck:) Thank you for bringing laughter to my afternoon and thank you for the info about your quote (I can't say enough how much I love it)!
Advent Blessings,
Aimee

@Bethany~
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed them:)
Advent Blessings,
Aimee

@Linda~
Thank you! I agree---but then I am very partial to our coast:) I thought the shipwreck aspect was pretty neat too.
Advent Blessings,
Aimee

@Lorrie~
Thank you! I so agree that the ocean is mesmerizing! You are very right. I do like the contrast of a sunnier day, but shots taken on a more overcast one do have their own tupe of beauty. We're having a huge storm now and I would love to see what the beach looks like right now.
Advent Blessings,
Aimee

@Ceil~
Hi there! Happy to meet you Ceil! I totally love our west coast and am very familiar with the Emerald City (Seattle) as I went to college there! In fact, I LOVE Seattle and other parts of western Washington:) LOL--yep. When I saw the reeds, it was the first thought that popped into my very windblown hair:)
Advent Blessings to you also!
Aimee

@Betsy~
Thank you Betsy! I SO loved seeing your pix from Maui the other day! I bet your seagull photos are beautiful and I've had people tell me the same thing. I LOVE the gulls too and am always shocked when I hear that people think of them as a nuisance.
Yea and congrats on finishing the NT again. I totally agree-always something new with each reading. I am reading the Messianic Prophecies right now and am blown away by just how perfectly fulfilled in Christ they are. We truly serve an amazing, wonderful God!
Advent Blessings,
Aimee

@Teresa~
You're very welcome! Siletz Bay is a fav of many people. It is my go-to place when I am in Lincoln City and it is a windy day.
Advent Blessings,
Aimee

@Sallie~
You and I are of the same mindset! I grew up with many visits to the wreck of the Peter Iredale (Fort Stevens) and I am fascinated with shipwrecks and the mysteries that surround them! Ahhh, you'll have lots of time to visit our coast some next year and Alaska is an amazing place!
Be glad you are not here right now. Lots of power outages, downed trees, high wind in NW Oregon. Fortunately we still have power at this point:)
Advent Blessings,
Aimee


Sam said...

Very nice photos Aimee. You always include lots of shots so that we feel as though we've gotten around a bit as well. The residents look kind of friendly. My dad used to roll the rocks over to see if there were any little crabs underneath. Then we'd carefully replace the rock without hurting the little crabs.

aimee said...

@Sam~
Thanks! I like visitors and family to feel like they were there:) You would have liked it at the bay--it's a really neat place and I know you would be very popular--especially with the kids! I like it that your family loves all living creatures--even the tiniest among us.
Advent Blessings,
Aimee

M said...

Wow, I wish I could there, you take splendid photos!

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Happy Holidays!
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aimee said...

@M~
Welcome and thanks for your very kind comment! I am happy you enjoyed the photos and hope that someday you will are able to come to our coast:)
Sorry I am so late in responding. We've been remodeling and I was ill earlier this week.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Blessings,
Aimee

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Best wishes to you and your family this Christmas.

God bless.

Terri Buster said...

A lovely day on the beach! I love mysteries, so I will be checking out your links. Merry Christmas!

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Dear Aimee, dropping by again to wish you and yours a beautiful Christmas! And also I wanted to give you a link to another post I did once on the Benson Park Sculpture garden, since you said you thought you might have been there once. I will send it to you in an e-mail.

aimee said...

@Victor~
And to you and your loved ones as well!
God bless you!
Aimee

@Terri~
Thanks! It was though a bit cold at times. LOL. All genealogists love good mysteries:)
Advent Blessings,
Aimee

@Sallie~
Thanks so much! Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas too! Thanks for the e-mail. I will check it out as soon as I can. I remember taking a lot of photos in the park and that I loved the area. We have family roots in Colorado and stayed the night in Loveland if I recall.
Blessings,
Aimee

Willow said...

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family Aimee .

aimee said...

@Willow~
Thank you so very much! I hope you and your loved ones had a merry one as well. Wishing you a very happy and blessed New Year:)
Blessings,
Aimee

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Wouldn't that be so awesome if it did appear? As always, I so enjoy your photography. The close up of the white seagull is just stunning! Great job. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you the best for this coming New Year!

aimee said...

@Jackie~
Thanks for your kind complements re: the photos! I would LOVE to see that shipwreck in person.It would make for an exciting field trip:)
Blessings,
Aimee
PS: Our Christmas was good but simple. Happy New Year to you and yours also!

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