We sort of let the summer slip away while taking care of other matters. We also wanted to take Bertha out once and to check on the mechanical work we’ve had done on the truck before our next extended trip which will be coming up soon. So on the very last day of summer, in a light drizzling rain, we headed south down Hoods Canal and then southwest through Raymond and North Bend to Long Beach, WA. for an adventure in familiar places.
We lost the wet weather somewhere near Hoodsport, WA and were greeted with sunshine at the ocean where Elaine really enjoyed her walk on the beach. After breakfast and a stop at the Long Beach bakery to purchase cinnamon rolls for breakfast tomorrow we toured the peninsula up as far as Ocean Park and then went in search of fresh crab in Chinook. After cleaning the crab, eating lunch, and another beach walk we headed back into town to check out the Long Beach Farmers Market where we purchased fresh feta, and vegetables. (Note for friends and family — LindaLook was vacant but still looks cared for.)
The next day we went to the Ilwaco Saturday Market where Elaine found a few small things and Gordon enjoyed sunshine and talking with some of woodwork vendors. From there we headed on down to Astoria/Warren to obtain fuel and supplies so that we could head south the next day.
South to Neskowin, OR with a couple of stops on the way.
First Rockaway Beach where we stopped to stretch our legs, shop, and check out the steam train that was in town.
And then a health food, translation – ice cream, lunch at The Tillamook Cheese Company. (Elaine took this picture before it was all gone.)
On through Hebo to Neskowin where we will spend a few nights in our nice quiet pull-thru site
A great day of sight-seeing begins with a walk on the beach.
Then a drive down the coast. I have often meant to stop and take a picture of these rocks and trees at the mouth of the Siletz river but never did until this trip.
And a little further down the road I decided to stop at a place that I remember from childhood. This was the first stop at the aptly named Cape Foulweather that we haven’t been rained on! And another great picture.
We also spent a day just shopping in Lincoln City before heading back north to Copalis where we hoped to spend a couple of days just being bums.
It was nice when we arrived but soon turned to cold wet rain so we decided to cut it short 1 day and head home where the weather was supposed to be nice. Except for the very beginning and end of the trip we had exceptionally warm dry days. We had a great time on our short 8 night adventure to places we have been many times before. We did see some new things on the way including the new Astoria Mo’s Restaurant. (just as good as the rest)
Keeping the shiny side up, your Random Rover Gordon
It won’t be very long until we are off on a new adventure.