Itinerary for the Oregon Photography Travel Workshop« Back to Trip Overview
Day 1 (-/-/s)
Arrival at the Oceanfront Manzanita Beach House at 7:00 pm. Time to meet everyone, get accustomed to our fantastic beach house, and settle in to your room for the night! We’ll go over the general structure for our next days together, talk about your personal workshop goals and get to know each other before our first full day begins on Friday. Tea, coffee and some small snacks will be available. Although dinner is not provided – there are many wonderful places in town for you to eat before you arrive at the beach house. We will provide you with a list of restaurants once you register for the workshop.
A seven mile long sandy beach, Manzanita beach stretches from Neahkahnie Mountain to the Nehalem River jetty. From our house, it is a 10 minute walk down the beach to the small, friendly town of Manzanita. This not overly touristy town has just the right mix of retail shops, coffee shops, bookstore’s, restaurants and great grocery stores.
Our house is at the center of a natural paradise that includes hiking trails through old growth forests with incredible ocean vistas, miles of bike paths in Nehalem Bay State Park, surfing at Oswald State Park, fishing in Nehalem River, and crabbing in Nehalem Bay. Golfers will enjoy Manzanita’s beautiful and challenging nine hole course. Shoppers can spend time in the art galleries of nearby Cannon Beach or the antique shops of even closer Nehalem and Wheeler.
The front lawn of our house is a perfect place to relax during the day or to enjoy barbecuing while watching amazing sunsets. On stormy days, curl up with a book in front of the fire.
Days 2-4 (b/-/-)
We’ll spend the next 3 days exploring the coastal area near the beach house. Each morning we’ll start our day with breakfast at the house and head out for our morning photo excursion – perhaps to Cannon Beach, Manzanita beach, Neahkahnie Mountain, etc. Yummy lunches at quaint local restaurants will follow and the rest of the afternoon will be open for you to continue your photography work, take a long walk or take some time for yourself in town. Our evenings will be spent gathering together at the Beach House to discuss our day, download our work to the computer and sharing your work with each other. Then we’ll head into town for dinner each evening. There is no definite schedule for these days, only a basic outline that may be changed as I work with the energy present in the moment.
Day 5 (b/-/-)
We wrap up the workshop at noon on Sunday. Breakfast in the morning will be followed by a short gathering – then lot’s of hugs and sweet good-bye’s. We leave Oregon renewed, refreshed and excited about what we have created and the creative process that will follow!
Want to Join Us?
Questions? Give us a ring at 727-421-0849 or email us – we can’t wait to hear from you!