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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Cannon Beach Cottage Tour

a benefit for the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum

cottage with coral room

The cottage, built in the year 2000, had a lavish little garden in front.

Allan’s photo

My grandmother had this sign in her garden. I did not notice it here till I looked at our photos.

Allan’s photo

 

Allan’s photo

sun porch window and tour docent

front window view

One of the rules of the cottage tour is a restriction on interior photos.  We so much appreciate that the tour director gives us press passes, and we treat the cottages with the respect of not giving away too much.

view out the front window

I love these tree trunks.  Allan thinks they are a mural, not wallpaper as I assumed.

Allan’s photo

kitchen windowsill

Allan noticed this beautiful solution to replacing fluorescent ceiling panels.

beloved

Downstairs back window view shows that this neighbourhood is getting built up with modern  homes, which is a shame in my opinion.  In the central areas of Cannon Beach, I think the architectural style is more restricted.

The Coral Room (Allan’s photo)

Loved seeing the books (Allan’s photo)

a parting look

Interlude

next door mini balcony

next door garden

a nearby garden

Would that all the newer houses looked more like this.  Classic low maintenance beachy landscape.

little cottage in the trees

next: two cottages

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, 12 September 2015

After the Cannon Beach Cottage Tour, we took a walk back along the westernmost road and then into town to meet our friends for dinner.

Across the street to the east from the Ave Maria House Retreat, our last official tour stop, is a stairway and path to downtown that I used to take with ease.    The big house to the right was on the cottage tour in 2007.  It has been expanded hugely behind its original small cottage.

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It is kind of the owners to let the public walk down their stairs “at their own risk”.

I contemplated it with cane in hand and thought about what is was like to be younger!

I contemplated it with cane in hand and thought about what is was like to be younger!

The upper garden is more overgrown than it used to be, so perhaps the gardener is also no longer spry.

telephoto of the lower garden

telephoto of the lower garden

the garden in 2007

the garden in 2007 (right)

just to the north, a public path to the beach

just to the north, a public path to the beach

We turned and walked south along the street.

well trained nasturtiums on an east wall

well trained nasturtiums on an east wall

Hutchens House, which we have toured before.

Hutchins House, which we have toured before.

Hutchins House is one of my favourites of the vacation rentals we’ve toured.  It was on the cottage tour in 2013 and we also toured it in 2007.

Hutchins House

Hutchins House

You get to the east side deck by climbing out a bedroom window.

You get to the east side deck by climbing out a bedroom window.

cute shed in Hutchins House back yard

cute shed in Hutchins House back yard

An arbor that I have admired for years.

On the east side of an ocean view house is an arbor that I have admired for years.

peeking in to that garden

peeking in to that garden under the dragon-topped arbour.

a similar fence for an ocean view house

a similar fence for an ocean view house

a tiny guest house or shed

a tiny guest house or shed

One of my favourite cottages, The Bears.

One of my favourite cottages, The Bears.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo; same purple trim colour as ours

The Bears on tour in 2007: Sadly, I've lost the larger versions of these photos.

The Bears on tour in 2007: Sadly, I’ve lost the larger versions of these photos.

The Bears window today still has dangling shells.

The Bears window today still has dangling shells.

lots of walkers along the road

lots of walkers along the road (Allan’s photo)

 a windswept beachfront garden

a windswept beachfront garden

This garden is right above the dunes.

This garden is right above the dunes.

white lilies by the beach

white lilies by the beach

the beach path at that corner (Allan's photo)

the beach path at that corner (Allan’s photo)

ocean view bench in front of that same house

ocean view bench in front of that same house

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

looking south along the beach front houses

looking south along the beach front houses

While I usually go for the older houses, I like this one's stone foundation.

While I usually go for the older houses, I like this one’s stone foundation.

And I remain smitten with its beachy landscaping, which I've admired on previous walks.

And I remain smitten with its beachy landscaping, which I’ve admired on previous walks.

looking north

looking north

hydrangeas, rugosa roses, and dahlias right by the beach

hydrangeas, rugosa roses, and dahlias right by the beach

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

hydrangeas, artemisias, sedums, rugosa roses

hydrangeas, artemisias, sedums, rugosa roses

Artemisia 'Powis Castle' and Sedum 'Autumn Joy' (Allan's photo)

Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’ and Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ and Hebe (Allan’s photo)

rugosa roses with hips and flowers, with Haystack Rock

rugosa roses with hips and flowers, with Haystack Rock

rugosa rose (Allan's photo)

rugosa rose (Allan’s photo)

beachfront hebes and Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

beachfront hebes and Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

I meet a poodle (Allan's photo)

I meet a poodle (Allan’s photo)

We found Debbie just finishing her tour at the Liberty House.

We found Debbie just finishing her tour at the Liberty House.

We collapsed for awhile at Debbie’s rental cottage (at The Beaches) while waiting for Jeanne and her mom.

Debbie gave us her new book, Gardening for the Home Brewer!

Debbie gave us her new book, Gardening for the Home Brewer!

I learned that pear cider has a particular name: perry.

Debbie and her book (Allan's photo)

Debbie and her book (Allan’s photo)

Once reunited with Jeanne, Mary Kay, and Debbie, we repaired to The Irish Table for dinner.

The Irish Table

The Irish Table

We were not sure we’d be able to get into the Irish Table, so we eyed a fall-back place right next door.

Allan's photo: Hardware Store and Pub

Allan’s photo: Hardware Store and Pub

However, we were fortunate and got into the Irish Table without a reservation.  They only take reservations for five people (and they won’t take a party of more than five).  Smaller groups and couples have to line up outside and hope for the best.  My dear friend Carol and I had a memorable meal here a few years ago so I was especially glad to get in.

Inside The Irish Table

Inside The Irish Table

a salad of onions, arugula, beets, with an "Irish Wake" (cranberry, lemon, Irish whiskey)

a salad of onions, arugula, beets, with an “Irish Wake” drink (cranberry, lemon, Irish whiskey)

an amazing halibut for Debbie

an amazing halibut for Debbie

I got the shepherd's pie. It was not as amazing as I expected, and I wished I'd gotten the steak or the halibut. However, I'd had that excellent salad...

I got the shepherd’s pie. It was not as amazing as I expected, and I wished I’d gotten the steak or the halibut or the mushroom Wellington. However, I’d had that excellent salad…

chocolate pot de creme for dessert

chocolate pot de creme for dessert

We walked down the hill to Debbie’s cottage and on the way, we found some birds for Mr. Tootlepedal.

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We passed the same courtyard gate as earlier in the day. (Allan's photo)

We passed the same courtyard gate as earlier in the day… (Allan’s photo)

a driftwood fence (Allan's photo)...

a driftwood fence (Allan’s photo)…

And one more Cannon Beach landscape to admire, featuring cosmos.

And one more Cannon Beach landscape to admire, featuring cosmos.

The hour long drive home over the bridge in the dark scared the geewhillikers out of me, and tomorrow we turn right around and go back to Cannon Beach for Debbie’s 11 AM garden tea talk!

 

 

 

 

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