~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #203: Local Vistas ~

Though I have lived in Vancouver, WA forty-five years, the place I have been exploring with my camera is around the Long Beach Peninsula, WA. We have owned a condominium in Long Beach for five years and spend a good deal of time there during the “non-tourist” seasons. Here are some favorite vistas:

A level sandy beach beckons guests to walk, bicycle, fly kites, parasail, and dig for razor clams (in season) along the coastline. Vehicles are permitted to drive on the beach. I’m not a big fan of that, yet most people stay to the 25mph speed limit and are respectful and friendly.

Cape Disappointment State Park is a year-round attraction. With two light houses, camping grounds, a Coast Guard station and maritime history, there are many reasons to explore. For me the vistas are what draws me to return with my camera.

Because we choose to make our condominium available for guests during holidays and the summer season, I haven’t attended the many events that the peninsula offers to visitors during those times. From the Washington State International Kite Festival (https://kitefestival.com/), to the “Rod Run to the End of the World” (https://www.visitlongbeachpeninsula.com/event/rod-run-to-the-end-of-the-world/) there are loads of family friendly events to enjoy. Good food, fresh ocean air, and the beauty of nature are year round!

This challenge has inspired me to do some photo shoots this summer of sites around Vancouver, WA; places I haven’t visited for years, and new vistas in the making. Should be fun!

Wherever you find yourself, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

Thank you to Anne Sandler at Slow Shutter Speed for this inviting challenge. Being a host is a challenge in itself and I appreciate the attention all the LAPC hosts give to their followers!

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13 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #203: Local Vistas ~

  1. Anne Sandler says:

    What a beautiful beach Lindy! I can see why you picked it as your local vista. Now, was it windy the day you photographed the eagle? If not, he’s having a bad hair day. Wonderful scenery through your lens.

  2. Fantastic views, Cindy πŸ‘ Near empty beaches on blustery days, perfect πŸ˜ƒ

  3. Chuck B says:

    Beautiful, Lindy!! Way to go!! VIVA!!

  4. Back when we were still making RV trips, we discovered Cape Disappointment. Your wonderful photos bring back fond memories of our stay there and of exploring the Long Beach Peninsula.

  5. Lovely and a great mix of vistas…. there are worse places to live πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„

  6. JohnRH says:

    GREAT vistas, and GREAT eagle shot! Love the gulls against the blue sky, too.

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