2013 USA Pacific Northwest travel blog

Hammond, OR - Fort Stevens State Park - site F-214

Hammond, OR - Fort Stevens State Park - site F-214, another view

Hammond, OR - Fort Stevens State Park - site F-214, and another

Hammond, OR - Fort Stevens State Park - site F-214 - the...

Hammond, OR - Fort Stevens State Park - site F-214 - a...

Lincoln City to Hammond, OR 0 - our route - 104 miles

Lincoln City to Hammond, OR 1 - most of the trip was...

Lincoln City to Hammond, OR 2 - it was also a little...

Lincoln City to Hammond, OR 3 - and lots of curves

Lincoln City to Hammond, OR 4

Lincoln City to Hammond, OR 5

Lincoln City to Hammond, OR 6 - another quilting square

Lincoln City to Hammond, OR 7

Lincoln City to Hammond, OR 8

Lincoln City to Hammond, OR 9 - the Nehalem River

Lincoln City to Hammond, OR 10

Lincoln City to Hammond, OR 11 - a tunnel along the way

Lincoln City to Hammond, OR 12 - how's that for a door...

1st Trip 0 - our route - 67 miles

1st Trip 1 - part of the old Fort Clatsop used by...

1st Trip 2 - the other side

1st Trip 3 - one of the rooms

1st Trip 4

1st Trip 5 - the Lewis and Clark River nearby

1st Trip 6 - these poles were used to sort and bunch...

1st Trip 7 - we next visited the Seaside Aquarium - the...

1st Trip 8 - the Wolf Eel

1st Trip 9 - how it lost a portion of its tail

1st Trip 10 - then it was time for Doris to feed...

1st Trip 11

1st Trip 12

1st Trip 13 - got it!!

1st Trip 14 - the shore just outside the aquarium

1st Trip 15 - the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse from the shore at...

1st Trip 16 - the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse from Ecola State Park...

1st Trip 17 - with a little less zoom

1st Trip 18 - the beach near Ecola State Park - that's...

1st Trip 19 - Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach as seen from...

1st Trip 20 - Cannon Beach as seen from Ecola State Park

1st Trip 21 - it was a pretty drive up and down...

1st Trip 22 - Haystack Rock as seen from Cannon Beach this...

1st Trip 23 - this home in Cannon Beach had a very...

1st Trip 24 - back on the beach in Ft Steven SP,...

1st Trip 25 - from the jetty at Ft Stevens SP

1st Trip 26 - on the Columbia River side of the jetty

1st Trip 27 - a huge flock of sea gulls were close...

2nd Trip 0 - our route - 74 miles

2nd Trip 1 - We visited the military museum at Ft Stevens...

2nd Trip 2

2nd Trip 3 - Japan also attacked this area with missiles from...

2nd Trip 4 - looking across the grounds from the museum to...

2nd Trip 5 - one of those six-inch guns

2nd Trip 6 - the powder room where silk sacks of powder...

2nd Trip 7 - the room where the 108 pound shells were...

2nd Trip 8 - looking out towards the Columbia River from the...

2nd Trip 9 - one of the other items around the grounds

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2nd Trip 12 - some of the old buildings are still standing

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2nd Trip 14 - one of the deer seen going up the...

2nd Trip 15 - the other

2nd Trip 16 - the Astoria Column

2nd Trip 17 - the top of the column

2nd Trip 18 - the view from the top of the hill...

2nd Trip 19 - a little farther to the east

2nd Trip 20 - the Columbia River as it passes Astoria and...

2nd Trip 21 - the city of Astoria

2nd Trip 22 - the Lewis and Clark River has joined the...

2nd Trip 23 - the reconditioned dugout near the Column

2nd Trip 24 - a large boat propeller near the Columbia River...

2nd Trip 25 - a large anchor nearby

2nd Trip 26 - the Lightship Columbia WLV-604 , decommissioned in 1979...

2nd Trip 27 - on the Astoria-Megler Bridge headed across the Columbia...

2nd Trip 28 - they are repainting the bridge and thankfully protect...

2nd Trip 29 - the North Head Lighthouse on the SW Washington...

2nd Trip 30 - there were three lightkeepers, this was the home...

2nd Trip 31 - the other two lived here

2nd Trip 32 - looking at the north jetty of the Columbia...

2nd Trip 33 - the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

2nd Trip 34 - pictures passing through Long Beach, WA

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2nd Trip 37

2nd Trip 38


Our trip from Lincoln City to Hammond, OR covered 104 miles, mostly a good ways from the coast. We did pass through a couple of coastal towns but not close enough to the water to see it. We are staying at Fort Stevens State Park on the tip of NE Oregon just outside Astoria. We have 50 amps and water with a dump on the way out. Verizon is good and we also get 4G for the internet. We intentionally picked our site using Google Maps so that we were out from under the trees and are able to get the Satellite. Most of the sites are heavily shaded but not ours.

Our first day trip covered a stop at the Lewis & Clark National Historic Park; down to Seaside Aquarium in Seaside, OR; farther down to the Ecola State Park where we could get a view of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse; and then into Cannon Beach, OR where we saw the Haystack Rock. It was a long day but we saw a lot and really enjoyed it.

On the second day trip we stopped at the Fort Stevens Military Museum here in the state park; on into Astoria to visit the Astoria Column and the Lightship Columbia near the Maritime Museum; then across the Columbia River on the Astoria-Megler Bridge into Washington to visit the Cape Disappointment State Park to see the North Head Lighthouse and the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse before heading back to the Mothership. It was another full day but we wanted to leave today for resting and getting the Mothership ready for another trip.

Tomorrow we head for the small town of Elma, WA. While there we will drive to the Seattle-Tacoma Airport to pick up our daughter Misty so she can stay with us a couple of weeks as we go back to the coast and northwest Washington to take in the Olympic National Park.

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