These photos were taken when we went to Rooster Rock Beach the other day, getting towards sundown. Am enjoying being so close to such a large and beautiful river as the Columbia! Its so big it has islands. Rooster Rock Beach represents one of them–you have to walk out to it, often through shallow water, though we didn’t have to in this particular case since the water was at low tide. My experience previously has mostly been of ocean beaches–even though I often depict river beach scenes in my artwork. Interesting fact, eh? It may be because I was born near the Columbia river and spent time there as an infant and small child…I lived in Portland years ago, but did not spend much time at the beach on the river. Instead I went to Coast. The nice thing about the river in places like this is that the water is warm and not too deep. Makes it fun to swim in.

Bea Garth laughing at Rooster Rock Beach. Photo by Chris Arcus.

Bea Garth laughing at Rooster Rock Beach. Photo by Chris Arcus, copyright 2016.

Panoramic View of Rooster Rock Beach. Photo by Bea Garth, copyright 2016

Panoramic View of Rooster Rock Beach. Photo by Bea Garth, copyright 2016

 

"Sunset Glow on Columbia at Rooster Rock Beach" photo by Bea Garth, copyright 2016

“Sunset Glow on Columbia at Rooster Rock Beach” photo by Bea Garth, copyright 2016