Dries Buytaert

Cannon beach 2024

Sunset at Cannon Beach, Oregon, showing the towering, rugged Haystack Rock standing in the water, surrounded by smaller sea stacks, flying birds, and people on the sandy beach.
Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach in Oregon.
Aurora borealis over the beach with campfires and people.
Over the years, I traveled to Iceland, Sweden and Norway to see the aurora borealis but never succeeded. Then, last night, I saw it for the first time in Oregon, of all places.
View of rocky shoreline and sea stacks along the coast at Ecola State Park, Oregon.
Hiked 5 miles (8 kilometers) along the Oregon coast in Ecola State Park, famous for its "sea stacks", or rock formations in the ocean.