Trekking with Daisy 2009-10 travel blog

Port of Peninsula

Port of Peninsula

Port of Peninsula - Pile of Oyster Shells


Today we waited until the morning gridlock had cleared out a little before leaving. We timed it about right. The drive was pleasant.

We arrived at the RV park in time to do a little sightseeing this afternoon. We went first to the Long Beach Visitor Center (www.funbeach.com). A man there gave us some good suggestions for tomorrow.

Then we drove almost to the north end of the Long Beach Peninsula and checked out the beach. Since neither of us are beach bums, we weren't impressed with all that sand. :>) On the way back, we stopped at the Port of Peninsula at Nahcotta hoping to visit the Willapa Bay Interpretive Center, but it was closed today. We saw a few boats there.

Long Beach Peninsula is 28 miles long and only 1.5 miles wide at its widest point. It ends in Leadbetter Point and Willapa National Wildlife Refuge on the north end. Cape Disappointment State Park is at the south end.

We had dinner at the Crab Pot and enjoyed it. I especially liked their Cole slaw. It was seasoned unlike any other that I have eaten but I couldn’t identify the seasoning. We were early enough to beat the crowd.

STATS

Route: I-5 S to Olympia => WA 8 W to McCleary => US 12 W to Aberdeen => US 101 S to Long Beach

Total Miles Driven: 170

Weather Conditions: Sunny and cool

Road Conditions: Good. Several sections under construction. Some sections quite curvy.

RV Park: Sand Castle RV Park, Long Beach, WA

Park Conditions: Good. Gravel roads. Grassy sites. Sites close together. Free WiFi

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