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Jul 22, 2016 - Ecola State Park

Today we drove back across the Astoria Megler Bridge into Oregon. We found a Petco in Hammond where we dropped off Annie for grooming. We had a few hours so we braved the slow traffic through Seaside south to Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. The state park consists of some deep forest through which a narrow blacktop road winds its way to a scenic beach on the Pacific. We visited an overlook with a view of the rocky coast. We also drove to the beach where there were a number of waders and a few surfers in the cold water. We weren't there...

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Jun 1, 2015 - Astoria and back to Fish & Chips

We woke to the pitter patter of rain on the roof. It eased off and we decided to get up. We had breakfast and set off to see if the copy shop was open. (See sign in first picture.) It wasn't! Enquiries at the liquor store next door revealed that the owner had been ill and usually showed up about noon. We decided to head north to Warrenton where we had seen a Staples the other day. On the way, the travel agent called saying she had emailed the information we had been looking for. We were able to tell her we were on our way to get the...

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May 31, 2015 - Haystack Rock

We had a leisurely breakfast then drove to a nearby Church. Instead of using our instinct we entered the address in the GPS and it kept directing us the road which the Church was on where it would have intersected the highway - but it did not! There was a grass swale between the end of the road, which became the Church's parking lot, and the highway. We retraced our steps and found the correct access. We would have been quicker walking from the campground. We were still there before the service started. It is a very small Church and there...

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May 30, 2015 - South from Cannon Beach

We rose late and had breakfast and prepared a picnic then left to travel south. It was a sunny day and the mist was well off shore unlike yesterday when it was right at the beach. We drove to several viewpoints and watched the waves and admired the views which are quite spectacular with long sandy beaches and huge rocks protruding from both sand and sea. We continued to Manzanita, a small town along the coast. We parked and walked down the main street to the beach. When we returned to the truck we drove down to the beach and along the...

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May 29, 2015 - Seaside and Astoria

We had a lazy breakfast, made up a picnic and set of northwards. We stopped at Safeway in Seaside to restock, Particularly water as the last stops have not had facilities for filling our large bottles. As we entered the town we did not recognize it. It has expanded substantially since our last visit with large stores an businesses lining the highway. After 30 years I suppose we should expect change. As we went towards the beach the town became more recognizable with its narrow streets lined by older buildings, though new ones have also...

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May 28, 2015 - On to Cannon Beach

We were up early this morning and got packed away. We left about 10:00 am and set off towards Portland. As we approached the city our GPS and the signs disagreed. I chose to follow the words of the GPS with the printed signs, rather than the direction from the GPS and ended up on the wrong road. We went through a built up area with many traffic lights which at least were well co-ordinated resulting in few stops. We eventually met up with the road we should have been on and continued with only a short loss of time. The rest of the road was...

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Nov 25, 2014 - Cannon Beach, OR

It was a hazy, overcast day with bouts with fog and rain, but we made it to Cannon Beach RV Resort! Our itinerary included short stops at Sea Lion Caves and the Tillamook Cheese Factory (looking for deals on gifts and using their bathroom). Tomorrow we head back into Washington and looking forward to having Thanksgiving with Sandy's family. Stay tuned to see where we park our trailer for the festivities.

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Sep 1, 2014 - Day 73 Cannon Beach, OR

Hello from Cannon Beach, Oregon! It has been a busy 4 days since we last chatted. The last time we posted anything decent, we were still on the ferry. The ship arrived in Bellingham on time at 8AM Pacific Time. The motorhome was one of the first vehicles off the ship. It took a while to get the Honda off as it was on the upper car deck. After both were unloaded, we made our way to the RV park for the night. Joyce had made arrangements to visit a world renowned eagle photographer, Christian Sasse. He invited us to his home in Surrey, British...

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Jun 5, 2014 - Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach is a beautiful place, but don't take my word for it...National Geographic's June 2013 issue named Cannon Beach, 'one of the world's most beautiful places.' Haystack Rock is a major attraction a 235 foot high lava rock home to Tufted Puffins, Gulls, Cormorants, Murres and Harlequin ducks. Tourists visit Cannon Beach to shop, dine out and visit Haystack Rock. Bald eagles also visit Haystack Rock looking to eat out. While walking the beach Friday morning we witnessed hundreds of birds suddenly shrieking while taking flight when a...

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May 7, 2014 - Oregon Coast May 6-9, 2014

We are unable to get permanently on the road until our house sells, so we are settling for mini-vacations until we can start our big adventure. We read about the nesting Tufted Puffins at Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, so we hoisted ourselves into the captain's chairs, stopped for gas, and headed for the Oregon coast. This was our first trip towing a "toad." Toad is RV slang for a towed vehicle (Towed: toad....get it???) RVers certainly have a sense of humor. We pull our little Grand Vitara on a tow dolly - which may or may not be a good...

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Aug 5, 2013 - Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach has the distinct advantage of being the only town we saw all day that had sunshine! The sun peeked through fog about 4 o'clock on our way to town, and then stayed the whole time we were there. Thank you, Lord! The helpful lady at Astoria's visitor's center had instructed us that a "must do for photography" was seeing the flower beds in Cannon Beach that "some woman" voluntarily created. So of course, the first thing I wanted to do was walk around with my camera and find these vistas. I immediately found a plethora of flowers,...

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Jul 29, 2013 - Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach Oregon

We drove down to Cannon Beach and stopped at Ecola State Park it features several miles of hiking trails through old growth forest, and several beaches. Haystack Rock and the Needles are visible in from many sites in the park. Much of the 1985 film The Goonies was filmed there, and the final scenes of the 1991 film Point Break were filmed at Indian Beach in the park. There is a lighthouse offshore that is no longer active, in fact it is privately owned and is now a Mausoleum, once a year ashes are taken out in aluminum cans for internment ....

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