Travel theme: Land meets water

View of Columbia River and Vista House from Chanticleer Point near Portland, Oregon

View of Columbia River and Vista House from Chanticleer Point near Portland, Oregon

One of the most dramatic vistas we saw occurred at Chanticleer Point on Oregon’s Historic Highway 30.  The vantage point frames where land meets water beautifully even though the haze of hot summer days clouded the view a bit.  If you look closely on the right, you’ll see Vista House perched atop the bluff.  Completed in 1918 and deemed a National Historic Landmark, this observatory sits 733 feet above the Columbia River offering a superb vantage point with a uniquely different perspective from the one at Chanticleer Point.  Just standing and looking made us both aware that this is America the Beautiful at its best.

For more photos from Travel Theme: Land meets water at Ailsa’s blog Where’s My Backpack,  click here.

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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7 Responses to Travel theme: Land meets water

  1. You picked the perfect spot for land meets water Rusha. We lived in Oregon for a while, and 6 months of this time we lived on the coast. As your photo clearly shows, it’s a beautiful part of the world. ~James

    • You’re so lucky to have lived on the coast of Oregon. We knew it would be pretty from pics in the tour books, but being there and listening to the birds and the roar of the ocean and seeing the vastness of it all — Unreal!!!

  2. Cee Neuner says:

    I recognize that view. Absolutely gorgeous!!! 😀

  3. You are so right — we loved our tour of the Northwest part of Oregon. So much to see — forests, waterfalls, mountains, fun people and art. Would love to come back. And maybe even try the food trucks!!!

  4. It looks like you enjoyed your trip! I’ll be in the area in 2 weeks and am looking forward to some time hiking and exploring at the coast. Plus plenty of time to try some new food trucks. 🙂

    • You are so right — we loved our tour of the Northwest part of Oregon. So much to see — forests, waterfalls, mountains, fun people and art. Would love to come back. And maybe even try the food trucks!!!

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