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.