Karl’s Oregon Coast Wallpapers

Yes, we bought matching shirts.

Yesterday we started our journey down the Oregon Coast. In one word?


The Oregon Coast FAR EXCEEDED my expectations, and they were pretty high already. It has proved to be even more spectacular than I had even hoped. Colorado? You may need to step aside – you’ve got the mountains, but not the rivers, ocean, lakes, and lush greenery. I still claim Colorado as my favorite state, but is more due to my personal roots there… It is getting harder to say it is the most beautiful state in the Union.

The first day we traveled from Portland, North to the Coast, and then started straight down. We ended in Newport for the evening with dinner with our friends, the Helts, who I met through Kidology. Pam Helt has co-authored a few of my Kid’s Church units with me. We had lunch this morning at Coca Mocha Joe’s before heading on our way again.

We also visited their church, but more info and pics on that later.

I can’t get over the amazing displays of God’s Creation here! It just never ends, for hours on end. No photos can capture it, but I tried. Below are pictures that I took. Yes, I took these. Unlike the one below (in my test post), these are actually from my camera TODAY.

See how facinating this area is?!?
If you would like 1280 x 854 highres wallerpapers of these,

Vist: Karl’s Oregon Coast Wallpapers
You will see thumbnails and can download the ones you want.

Tomorrow we are going on a 100+ mile river speed boat trip. That should be fun (and wet), so no cell phone, laptop, PDA, or Internet! But pictures will come, of course.

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Karl Bastian is the founder of Kidology.org, the creator of ToyboxTales.com, and the author of OrderoftheAncient.com. His personal website is Kidologist.com He is Big Kid with a passion for equipping and encouraging those who minister to children.


  1. So, what kind of commission are you getting from all those tourist shops along the Oregon coast for the boom in CP’s vacationing here?

  2. It’s looking nice and relaxing!

  3. We’re glad you’re enjoying it! Doug will be so jealous when he hears you’re taking the speedboat ride. Your pics are amazing. Love you guys!

  4. Yes I too agree that the pictures are incredible. What a great idea to set them up and offer as wallpapers.

  5. Brett Belleque

    Hi Karl,
    I grew up in Oregon and love the coast! My uncle has a small church in Oretown not too far from where you took some of your photos! However, after living in Montana for the last 13 years I am torn between the two! Next time you have to get off the train in Montana and let us show you around!

    Brett and Cindy!

  6. Karl, what is the name and location of that lighthouse?

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