Our West Coast Adventures during 2013 travel blog

Long Beach Thousand Trails

Ledbetter State Park

Ledbetter State Park

Ledbetter State Park

Ledbetter State Park

Ledbetter State Park

Ledbetter State Park

Ledbetter State Park

Ledbetter State Park

Ledbetter State Park

Ledbetter State Park

Ledbetter State Park

Goat Farm

Goat Farm

Goat Farm

Goat Farm

Goat Farm

Goat Farm

Goat Farm

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Oysterville

Historic Bone House - Ocean Park

Historic Bone House - Ocean Park

Historic Jack's Grocery

Historic Jack's Grocery

Historic Jack's Grocery

Long Beach

Long Beach

Long Beach

Long Beach

Long Beach

Long Beach - Lewis & Clark Bronze

Long Beach - Lewis & Clark Bronze

Long Beach - Lewis & Clark Bronze

Long Beach - Lewis & Clark Bronze


We explored the Long Beach Peninsula, we drove all the way north to Ledbetter State Park, this is primarily a hiking venue, we took a short walk out to the bay, it was low tide so the Blue Herons and other shore birds we quite were aways away. We visited with Jerry and his wife Lisa's Goat Farm, we bought some goat cheese after touring the farm. We then visited Oysterville which was first settled in 1841 by John Douglas, who married a local Chinook woman. Oysterville was established and named in 1854 by J.A. Clark. It has been inhabited continuously ever since. It was a hub of oyster farming as the name suggests. It was the county seat for Pacific County. The town has several historic buildings, including a school house and historic homes, many built prior to 1880. Most of the buildings in this once prosperous town have been lost to the sea and the elements. Oysterville has a store right next to the oldest Post Office in Washington some of its mailboxes are original to the building and several have been used by the same family for several generations. We wanted some oysters; however, since August does not have an "R" restaurants are prohibited from selling raw oysters. This prohibition is do to the fact that usually months without an "R" are usually the warm water months and the oyster gets a bacteria that causes serious illness. So all Oysters caught in the wild need to be cooked.

We found the Historic Bone House, now a B&B in Ocean Park, we then went to HIstoric Jack's Country Grocery which is the largest all purpose store (Hardware, groceries, etc) in the area. We stopped in Long Beach where there is a Bronze statue of Lewis & Clark.



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