Sand Castle Contest
Eric's birthday! And a trip to Cannon Beach, Oregon for the annual Sand Castle Building Contest.
|Eric and Sylvia drove down to Cannon Beach, Oregon, to see the annual Sand Castle building contest. Rain was coming down in sheets on the way down. Luckily we had a brief moment of clearing right as we got there. From where we parked, you were able to drive your car down to the area where the contest was held||All kinds of cars...|
|Some lucky dogs were carried...||A brief moment of clearing lets us get a great shot of Haystack Hill (or something like that). It's an unusual type of rock formation fairly common on the Oregon/Washington coast..|
|After a little walk we got to the contest area. There was a pretty wide range of skill levels, from church youth groups...||...to little kids who got inspired from all the digging and carving and decided to make their own sculptures.||The really skilled groups had their plots further north on the beach. Some were really well done. One group had a really cute bear looking into a car. Here's some pictures from their plot.||Another group had a "big top" circus theme.||One had a living room theme that was quite realistic. Note the beer can on the table. The couch didn't look all that comfortable, though.||The dot com scene also made an appearance||Castles, not surprisingly, were also pretty popular, ranging from the simple to the much more elaborate.||And we had all kinds of animals, fish, dogs, dinosaurs, dragons, you name it.||Tools ranged from shovels to drywall trowels to feather dusters||This one was cute--Fish 'n Ships.||A couple times Eric had to lift me up so that I could get a good view.||Last year they did this one face up, this time the poor guy was face down in the sand.|