Sunday, August 19, 2012

August 19, 2012...

Port Angeles to Astoria, Oregon is 210.85 miles and it took us from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to travel those 210.85 miles.  We stopped at overlooks and beaches all the way down the coast.  We took a detour through the Quinault Rain Forest and drove for miles on a one lane gravel road.  Found a waterfall or two.  Saw some really pretty rivers and got to the Best Western in Astoria much later than we normally stop.  Ate some really fancy burgers at the Bridgewater Bistro.  Some sights along the way:

Beach 1, not to be confused with First Beach which is further north.

Blackberries which are everywhere and I do mean everywhere.
A picture of the rain forest.
The rain forest is reclaiming this old truck a bit at a time.

Tomorrow we head for Newport, Oregon and a three day stop.  Lots of beaches, lighthouses, the Oregon Coast Aquarium (Willy from the movie Free Willy was held here until they took him north to let him go.  We saw him here years ago) and much kite flying.

Edited to add:  I didn't miss August 18th, honest.  We just did laundry and stocked up on drinks and snacks and ate a last meal at the Downrigger.


  1. hhummm.. bluberries... delicious....
    nice pictures!!

  2. You are not going to be fit anything when you get home... although, I cannot wait! I miss Tuesdays. Glad you are having such a wonderful time. Ruthann