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Cannon Beach Cottage Tour Sept 2012

The walk between the first and second cottage provides many beautiful sights in just a few short blocks in the Presidential Blocks neighbourhood (each street having a US president’s name). On the street just one block east of the beach, we pass three Japanese style entryways; the other side of these homes would have a beach view.

arbour topped with a creature

arbour topped with a creature

another arbour entry

three on the same block

three on the same block

On the other side of the quiet street stands one of my favourite cottages, The Bears.  It was on the tour a few years ago.

The Bear Cottage

The Bears Cottage

The tower building had only its downstairs open that day: a laundry room.

The Bears Cottage and tower

The Bears Cottage and tower

We pass a Fuchsia magellanica looking good against cedar shakes...

We pass a Fuchsia magellanica looking good against cedar shakes…

And turn the corner onto the road at the crest of the dunes.

turning the corner onto the road at the crest of the dunes.

windsweot beach road corner

windswept beach road corner

right on the beach front, an amazingly lush garden

right on the beach front, an amazingly healthy garden. You can just see Haystack Rock.

With the sandy dunes just beyond this garden, I am surprised at its lushness.

With the sandy dunes just beyond this garden, I am surprised at its lushness.

Dare I say (since we were on a cottage AND garden tour) that this was the best garden we saw all day?

Dare I say (since we were on a cottage AND garden tour) that this was the best garden we saw all day?

We linger and peer over the fence.

We linger and peer over the fence.

In front of the garden, a bench by the sandy road.

In front of the garden, a bench by the sandy road.

still ogling the beachfront garden

still ogling the beachfront garden

It spills into its next door neighbour's lot...

It spills into its next door neighbour’s lot…

the view south toward Haystack Rock

the view south toward Haystack Rock

On we go with a backward look at the magic garden corner.

On we go with a backward look at the magic garden corner.

On the next owner is a hardscape I have long admired...swirly rock entry patio, boulders, and beachy grass.

On the next owner is a hardscape I have long admired…swirly rock entry patio, boulders, and beachy grass.

a swirl of rock and grass

a swirl of rock and grass

close up

close up

south side of the same house, showing stone foundation

Turning left: south side of the same house, showing stone foundation

and its closeup

and its closeup

A bit further down the east-west street, we admire this swoop of rock on the front of a house.

A bit further down the east-west street, we admire this swoop of rock on the front of a house.

And…we are almost to the second tour cottage.

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