New Years on the Oregon Coast

       I celebrated the New Year driving along the coast of Oregon with my little sister Ashley. It was an amazing journey, and we were able to see so many breathtaking landscapes. We spent two of the days driving inland to check out some of the beautiful waterfalls Oregon has to offer, and another three days driving south along the coast. We ate delicious seafood, almost got swept away by one of the highest tides of the year, hiked through snow and ice to reach spectacular falls, walked the rocky coast in search of beautiful photos, and quickly realized that five days was not nearly enough time to see all the wonderful sights. Here are some of the 'behind the scenes shots' of what it takes to get the following photos... Enjoy :)

Waiting patiently for the perfect wave... and trying not to get sucked out to sea while I'm sitting there! These waves were massive! Biggest I'd ever seen. And yes, that little orange blob standing next to the wave is me.  

Waiting patiently for the perfect wave... and trying not to get sucked out to sea while I'm sitting there! These waves were massive! Biggest I'd ever seen. And yes, that little orange blob standing next to the wave is me.

 

Again, battling the waves, trying not to get swept out to sea!

Again, battling the waves, trying not to get swept out to sea!

And the result!

And the result!

Desperately hoping that neither I nor my camera take the plunge...

Desperately hoping that neither I nor my camera take the plunge...

And the result...

And the result...

This was a super steep and treacherous hike to get down to the base of the waterfall. Not to mention the temps were sub 32 and the mist from the waterfall had all frozen around the trees and rocks, making it a slippery, icy mess to walk over.

This was a super steep and treacherous hike to get down to the base of the waterfall. Not to mention the temps were sub 32 and the mist from the waterfall had all frozen around the trees and rocks, making it a slippery, icy mess to walk over.

But the result was beautiful.

But the result was beautiful.

Long hikes through gorges, exploring, and looking for beautiful shots

Long hikes through gorges, exploring, and looking for beautiful shots

But this is the reward of long hours spent exploring

But this is the reward of long hours spent exploring

Behind the scenes, but still one of my favorite shots...

Behind the scenes, but still one of my favorite shots...

And I'll leave you all with this one! Hope you enjoyed the Oregon adventure!

And I'll leave you all with this one! Hope you enjoyed the Oregon adventure!