Sandcastle Contest

Yesterday we went to Cannon Beach for their 50th Annual Sandcastle Contest. My Aunt Kitty was a participant and made the horse in the in the above photo.


Each team was made up of 10 people and Kitty’s team won 2nd place.


I’m not sure who won 1st place, but this one was pretty good!


2014 Cost of Camping:
$211 for 7 days through Saturday 6/28

76 night paid camping
101 nights free camping
177 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $2270
Daily average cost of camping: $12.82

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  • Reply Brenda June 22, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I can’t believe it! We were there yesterday too, in the late afternoon (traffic was horrible). Your aunt’s sculpture was awesome! The winner was the “Shellabration” with the band of sea creatures, also awesome. Would have been so funny if we had bumped into each other. On our way to the Columbia River Gorge today.

    • Reply Leigh June 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Hey Brenda! That would have been crazy if we ran into you there. There were soooo many people!

  • Reply John and Pam Wright June 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I love watching people build these amazing objects in the sand. How cool! Congratulations to your aunt:)

  • Reply aunt karen June 22, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Well done Kitty!

  • Reply Mark June 23, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Congratulations Kitty! Not having any artistic skills whatsoever, I’m impressed.

    I live in Colorado and every year they have the International Snow Sculpture contest in Breckenridge. The artists can do a lot more with snow and ice and some of the works are beyond belief. Good fun.

    • Reply aunt Kitty June 23, 2014 at 9:38 am

      Thanks Mark. In the off-season number of sand masters do pumpkin carving in the fall, snow sculpting in winter and then occasionally butter or chocolate sculpting in the spring. What I find compelling is working with shovels while getting paid to have a warm day on the beach.

      As with sand, snow sculpting can vary greatly on the condition of the snow. The snow sculpting competitions here in Oregon have been a bit too warm to allow for some of the riskier, design elements. My brother used to do chainsaw ice sculpting for catering, and loved it.

  • Reply terrie June 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    good work, Kitty….we love Cannon Beach

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