DAY 5-FROM ARCH CAPE TO ASTORIA

We decided today to do a short trip, but to stop at all the points of interest along the way.
(Originally we were going to drive to the sea lion caves, 5 hours from here, but we all agreed we didn’t want to be in the car that long.)
We had a chance to Skype with Vicky, Oliver, and friends in Germany.
Vicki and I started the day with a power walk along the beach. There we saw some incredible rock formations, covered with California mussels, starfish, and other creatures unknown to me. The beach walk also took us by Hug’s Point with the caves and the waterfalls.
Back at the house, we picked up Joyce and Philip and hit the road. We drove to Ecola State Park, near Cannon Beach, to have a look at the views of the coastline and to see the Tillamook Rock lighthouse, also known as Terrible Tilly, famous for the battering waves that hit this area. Also went to Indian Beach where they filmed scenes for Twilight and Point of View, with Patrick Swayze. Lunch in Seaside, tacky place, actually we don’t have to return there. On to Astoria, where the Columbia River empties into the Pacific Ocean. Here we climbed the 164 steps to the top of the Astoria Column to get a 360-degree view of the area.
Tonight we dined at the Wayfarer’s, everyone enjoying seafood, with a view of Haystack Rock.
Philip ended our evening by making a much needed fire. It’s been kind of chilly.

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One thought on “DAY 5-FROM ARCH CAPE TO ASTORIA

  1. More incredible photos! I hope you had a hug at Hug’s Point. The shot with Haystack rock in the background is amazing. Keep the pictures coming 🙂

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