5 Photos, 5 Stories (Day Three): Ocean Vista

It’s Day Three of the 5 Photos, 5 Stories Challenge, and I want to share one of Oregon’s beautiful lighthouses with you.  This  is Yaquina Head lighthouse in Newport, Oregon, USA, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Yaquina cropped

We were there on a beautiful sunny day and I hiked up a hill behind the lighthouse to grab this spectacular vista.

This is the first time I’ve lived anywhere that is close to an ocean.  It’s fun to take a day off and drive to the beach.  When we first came here, I had to take pictures of tsunami warning signs and what to do if the warning sirens sounded. I grew up in the Appalachian mountains and spent almost all of my adult life in the Colorado Rockies, so oceans, volcanoes and things like tsunamis were quite a change from blizzards, altitude sickness and tornadoes.  I’ve come to love tide pools and water spouts, learned to pay attention to tide tables and never turn my back on the ocean because of sneaker waves.

We’re roughly 5,000 miles across the Pacific from Japan at this point.  It took a year for debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami to wash up on our shores, but it hasn’t stopped coming yet.  Some more arrived just two days ago.  That has nothing to do with this picture, just some interesting trivia.

The rules of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo (It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph) and then nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.

Read Day One, Tiger In My Tank.

Read Day Two, Mending Broken Hearts.

I am nominating Living & Loving to do the challenge next.  Please visit this island girl’s blog.


Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  All of my postings tend to reflect my introvert world in some way or another.  Join me and like minded introverts for a special slant on the world.

13 thoughts on “5 Photos, 5 Stories (Day Three): Ocean Vista

    • In some ways I’d like to live on the coast and be able to watch the winter storms and see the whales migrate, plus enjoy the cooler summers, but I don’t know if I’d like all the tourists that come streaming in. It’s nice being in a place that has rolling vineyards and orchards, oceans and mountains all within easy reach.

  1. Chris, what a wonderful blog, the photos are beautiful as are the words. Thanks for sharing, nice wall as well, I feel honored to be a part of it and your life.

  2. I’d love to live near the ocean again. I was lucky enough to be a teenager living in New Jersey and we spent summers at the beach. Then, for some reason, I moved back to Ohio. What in the world was I thinking?

    • 🙂 I know what you mean. I grew up in western PA and thought I knew mountains until I got to Colorado. The Rockies outdid the Appalachians many times over. I never thought I’d leave the mountains, but here I am, having gone from a mile high to sea level. I’m loving it. I can’t imagine going back.

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