Sarah and I just returned from our winter vacation on the coast. This is the third year we have taken a week off before Sarah's work gets really busy. This year we decided to spend a few nights in Manzanita before moving on to Pacific City.
Manzanita, named for the shrub pictured above, is my new favorite beach town. I loved all of the restaurants and shops and I never got tired of looking at Neahkahnie Mountain, which looms large over the north end of town and projects into the ocean.
Neahkahnie looked great in the fog..
and in the snow.
Our motel was a few blocks from the beach and the rest of the town's highlights.
Last year, we had nothing but sun during our winter break, but this year the weather was a bit more appropriate.