Saturday, September 27, 2008

Astoria, Oregon Coast

These are of Astoria, Oregon Coast snaps. Astoria is located on the Pacific coastline in the northewest corner Oregon and situated near the mouth of Columbia River. Below snap includes Peter Iredale, which was an oceangoing ship that was wrecked near the mouth of the Columbia River in the early part of the century. Made from iron and steel in 1890, the Peter Iredale washed ashore 100 years ago on Oct. 25, 1906, after attempting to navigate the treacherous mouth of the Columbia River through high winds on its way to Portland, Oregon. Also includes Fort Stevens, which was the primary military defense installation in the three fort Harbor Defense System.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Silver Falls State Park Revisited, Oregon

These snaps are of Silver Falls State Park, which we revisited in the month of September. In my earlier post, we shared snaps taken in the month of May. In our last visit we could not get to see Upper North Falls since the way was closed due to unsafe passage but this time we could and that was the only high point of the trip. South Falls and North Falls had considerably less quantum of water falling in September. I have included snaps of South Falls taken in the month of May and September from two different views. First view compares this snap taken in September with this snap taken in May and Second view compares this with this. Similarly with North Falls, where this snap taken in September is compared with this taken in May. So probably the best time to visit is in May when rain is taking a break and sun is looking to smile in Oregon or probably in Fall season when the colorful leaves makes up the scenery more spectacular.