September 23, 2018


Michelle Banks

A fun adventure! I think I could use some time in a place where I was in the middle of nowhere for a bit Sallie..


Oh, how fun! A whole new experience in an area one might not expect it! Love it - and can imagine Tom and I being in the temporarily stranded dune buggy. :)

Betty Crow

Beautiful sunflowers! I love fall, but still feel sad knowing winter isn't far behind. The dune buggy ride looks like fun! Well, except for the breakdown. Have a wonderful week!


looks like you had a lovely time. I like the idea of the gulls babysitting the waders, very sweet

Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

I've always wanted to ride a dune buggy! Looks like loads o' fun.

Your contribution this week was awesome, as always. Thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Eileen Wise

Hello Sallie, I love this summer post and photos. The beach looks great and dune buggy ride fun until the breakdown. I love the pretty flowers and all the birds. Great shot of the Heron. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.


It looks like a fantastic time at the cost. Beautiful images and always fun to be with loved ones from afar.

handmade by amalia

I like fall as well. Great photos.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure

beautiful beach and area and what fun you must have had on the sand. Have a wonderful weekend.


What a gorgeous flower photo! You don't give yourself enough credit. Some watermarks are almost invisible, and what is amazing is that most photo thieves don't bother taking water marks off - unless they are trying to sell the photo. But most of these cookie websites just go for quantity and don't take the time.

I've never been in a dune buggy and never knew they had tours. That would be fun - except for the breakdown. Good thing you were rescued before you had to spend the night on the beach.

MaryBeth Schwartz

Wonderful---I love the Florence area. Lots to see. I am sure you have seen the Darlingtonia reserve. Insect eating plants---I liked it. The Dunes are great too. Whispering shifting sands

betty - NZ

It's so obvious that you love your life and your photos are simple gorgeous! I love seeing the places you've been and sights you've seen.


That does sound like an adventure. Glad you were save by the phone! Thanks for linking up today and have a great weekend!

Peter B.

Your opening photo is gorgeous! I like the idea of riding across sand dunes in a sand rail. Sorry about the breakdown, but sounds like you had a happy ending to the story!!


Looks like you had fun out there on the beach.

Phil Slade

Hi Sallie. I'm catching up with comments via my PC having just arrived back home from Greece. For some reason I can't access your comments from my MotoG phone.

I would just love that dune buggy experience. Looks to me like that buggy had broken previously in the same place. I'd never thought of gulls as babysitting waders. More like on the lookout for an easy meal, those large gulls of yours.


Oh man, the Dune Buggy place, I don't know if this is the same one but I was so excited then sooo lost when I drove one. Almost immediately flipped over then got lost among big ol' tree roots and stuff that made us bump along. The guy turned the motors on before he explained everything and I couldn't hear a word of it. When we finally found the actually dunes he came out to bring us in.


I like a lot, fall too ! You live dangerously but fun is so a good way to stay young in our head !

Magical Mystical Teacher

What a wonderful blossom shot! Happy Macro Monday!

Hildred Finch

Enjoyed hearing of your adventure in the sand dunes, Sallie - life is full of all sorts of amazing and different experiences!


We always enjoy your pictures and commentary, but this one is the best ever.
Sincerely, you-almost-stranded-us: brother-in-law and much-younger-sister.


Good for you taking up a new challenge. Your photos are just full of blue skies and water. It looks beautiful.


gorgeous captures of the beach and the shore birds, the heron always lives true to it's name!! good thing for cell phones, i'm not sure how we managed without them (especially for emergencies...i just wish people weren't ALWAYS on them!!!)!!!


Beautiful photos. I love that bridge!

Joe Todd

What a great time. Love the photos


What an adventure! We went through both Coos Bay and Florence on our trek up the lower half of the coast before turning inland and heading home last year after visiting my husband's sister in Brookings. Loved the wonderful views! Didn't take a sand dune ride, though. This was fun to read & see...glad you were rescued!

Photo Cache

I love a taste of the dune buggy experience!

Linda in Virginia

Mishaps were worse before cell phones!


Wow that sure was an adventure. Brave or silly seniors. beach pics are lovely.


So glad you had perfect weather on the coast … as in the mountains, the sea can make its own elements, not all of them desirable! You made me grin with the thought of the babysitting seagulls - you are right! And way to roll with the unexpected … it makes a great story!!!


It looks like a beautiful area. I love the ocean, sometimes I wish I lived closer.

junieper/Jesh StG

Now that's an anusual experience, Sallie! Have never tried a dune buggy in Southern Calif. Too bad the fun didn't last long:) But great the company immediately reacted and you didn't have spend the night at the beach:) Thank you for sharing this fun with All Seasons! Have a great week:)
PS was great to still see you found some birds, and I love your very first shot!

LeeAnna Paylor

I've never been to Oregon but want to come visit the state. Lovely pictures and sentiments!


Wow glad no one was hurt....the fall flowers are super nice!

William Kendall

The sand dunes look like fun! Beautiful landscapes!

Bob Bushell

Fantastic images you've made. I love the bridge, so cool.

A ShutterBug Explores

What a divine area of the country ~ beautiful photos! Great company visiting with you too ~ so glad weather was good ~ ^_^

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores

bill burke

Riding the dunes looks like fun. Glad you weren't stranded for very long. Your beach photos and the bridge brought back memories for me of when I took my daughter there camping back in the 90s.
Have a wonder new week!


Luck you to be so close to the coast, and good for you getting out of your comfort zone. Looks like fun.

Amy Franks

Looks like alot of fun, I'm sure you all enjoyed it.


I'm always happy to see beach pictures. Yours are beautiful!


Sounds like fun, Sallie! (Except the breakdown!) Glad you're enjoying an emerging fall. Ours is nearly over already.


What a fun post ... dune ride and all. Fun with the family, too.

Su-sieee! Mac

On our first trip together, the Husband and I wandered around sand dunes before heading east to Eugene. I have no idea where it was. I remember being amazed at trees and plants growing in the dunes. Your dune ride sounded like bumpy fun. If we ever get to that area again, I certainly want to take a ride. I love seeing your blue skies ocean photos, Sallie. Thanks!

Lady Fi

Lovely shot of the heron - and great family fun!

riitta k

Beautiful blue sea views! Happy MM!

// Heidrun

It’s a pleasure again to visit each.... happy Mosaic Monday

Heidrun xxx


That was a bit of a roller coaster ride! So glad you didn't have to spend the night out there, thank goodness fore mobile phones!
Happy Mosaic Monday.


Well, that adventure ended with a bang! But I'm glad there were still some smiles all around, and think of the story you can tell for years! Beautiful scenery!


Wowee!! Beautiful blue days for time at the coast and a very adventurous time on that sand buggy! Perfect! Thanks for sharing the pics but I would much rather have been right there!!

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