This was a busy day, we attended the Clatsop County Fair, on the way we saw a doe. Now we have been to a lot of fairs in our time, some being county fairs, this one has to be the smallest one we have attended, not a lot to see, the flower garden was a wonderfully peaceful place, it had rained before we got there so there were rain drops on some of the flowers and leaves. One of the historical gems on the west coast is Fort Stevens. Not only from it World War II role but for the Peter Iredale wreck. Fort Stevens was an American military installation that guarded the mouth of the Columbia River in the state of Oregon. Built near the end of the American Civil War, it was named for slain Civil War general and former Washington Territory governor, Isaac Stevens. The fort was an active military reservation from 1863–1947. It was shelled by the Japanese during WWII. We visited their memorial rose garden before walking the grounds.
We walked to the Peter Iredale wreck - The Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, 1906, on the Oregon coast en route to the Columbia River. It was abandoned on Clatsop Spit near Fort Stevens about four miles south of the Columbia River channel. Wreckage is still visible, making it a popular tourist attraction as one of the most accessible shipwrecks of the Graveyard of the Pacific. It was amazing to see this wreck up close and personal.
After visiting Fort Stevens we drove to Warrenton to get a shrimp/crap cocktail. It was great, we saw a garage adorned with fishing floats.. On the way home we visited the Oldest golf course west of the Mississippi.