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Jan 2, 2019 - Clamming in Washington

Every year Washington State opens the razor clamming season in January for a few days. We went up to go Razor Clamming. We took up a shorter trailer (28 foot tow behind). The open beach was at Twin Harbors, near Westport. We camped in Westport at a place called American Sunset RV Park. It was a nice place, and very quiet in January. It was a bit cold outside at 36 degrees with a misty kind of rain. I went for a walk around a closed tent loop, dodging puddles, well most of them, and bird watching. Very peaceful. We went to the local store...

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Kidds-OnTheRoad 2019

Aug 7, 2017 - Westport

We drove on down the Olympic peninsula today and went over to the Hoh rain forest. It was about 16 miles off of 101 on a winding road through some big cedars and spruce. It's one of 3 temperate rain forest in the world and receives 12-14 ft of rain per year. We hit it on a non rainy day and the temp was near 80 which was nice after 56 this morning on the coast.We hiked the moss trail through huge trees covered with moss because of all the rain. We headed on back to the main road and on towards Westport. We found a campsite at Twin Harbors...

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Apr 11, 2016 - Lighthouse and Jellyfish

Today we headed to the north end of this peninsula to the town of Westport. It is a big fishing town. We walked around the marina and along a nice long fishing pier that bordered the marina and the bay. I saw some nice birds like red necked grebes, loons and guillemots. We went to the Westport Maritime Museum. It is in an old historic Coast Guard station. There were some nice local displays showing items found beach combing, shipwrecks, logging and cranberry harvesting. There were whaling displays too, as there used to be a whaling station...

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Aug 31, 2015 - Westport, WA - great lighthouse and more

We once had been accepted as work campers here at the lighthouse and were all ready to go, when Katherine had to have back surgery so we went to MS instead to help out. We always wanted to get here though, so this time we did! No work camping though - just a fun visit to Westport while here our park was: Westport, WA - American Sunset RV Park – large, clean park - we like it. There are some long term and seasonal campers but lots of space for visitors too. There are three very clean bath houses, it is both big rig and pet friendly, there...

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Jul 25, 2015 - Day 18

Left Grayland State Park and headed north toward Fork, Washington. Stopped to tour salmon fish hatchery at Quinault...fun feeding little fish! Traveled along Pacific Ocean side beyond Queets. Wide beaches but lot of logs and steep descent from road. Lots of tourists everywhere and campground full. Traveled on to Bogachiel State Park. No ranger or staff evident and confusing how to check in but found spot with electric and water. Campground on river with cool walking trails and moss on tree trunks and branches. Went in to Forks (small,...

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Jul 24, 2015 - Day 17

Cloudy and cooler this morning. Up at 4:15am so Ron can go fishing on Ocean Endeavor. (boat leaving dock at 5:15am) He brought back one Silver Salmon and one King Salmon. We cut fish into steaks, bagged up fish, and had salmon for dinner! Drizzled rain all afternoon but fire ban still in effect. Locals sell firewood from their front yards all along road to campground. No sales due to wildfires continuing in throughout northeast.

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Jul 3, 2014 - Westport, WA

Westport is a small commercial fishing village at Grays Harbor. It also happens to be where the cranberry bogs are. Ocean Spray has their processing plant here. Sadly fishing and cranberries have seen better days and this village is in decline. Many empty buildings and even the main grocery store has been closed by the state for not paying their taxes. It is about 10 degrees colder here than Port Townsend. You can drive on the beaches if you want.

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Washington 2014

Aug 23, 2013 - Up to Washington

We left our expensive campground and headed on up the coast towards Washington state. We stopped at the Bell Buoy seafood restaurant for a great lunch of fried razor clams, a crab melt and halibut fish and chips. Sat overlooking a little river and enjoyed a little bit of sun and great food. We crossed the Columbia River and went up the Washington coast in mist and cold weather. We ended up finding a campground called Twin Harbors just outside of Westport. It was one of those big state parks with tons of sites but they were at least fairly...

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Jul 1, 2013 - Westport, WA

July 4 Note: Happy Independence Day everyone...and lets remember the real meaning of this Holiday! Added more pics today from a trip to the beach just down the coast a few miles from Westport. *************************************************************************************** We arrived at the American Sunset RV Park a little after 4:00pm yesterday after another scenic trip up the 101. Warmer than our last place with temps in the lower 70's. Nice campground with many amenities and close to beaches and the Port fishing docks. Lots of...

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Mar 15, 2013 - First Camping Trip in New Rig

Even though the forecast was for rain on the Washington coast, we took the new rig out to Westport for a couple of nights. It's about an hour and a half drive from home to that picturesque little town on the tip of a peninsula, not far from Aberdeen and Hoquiam. We discovered that the rig's roof doesn't leak. The first twenty-four hours we had about two inches of rain! That gave us lots of time to watch TV, read, and contemplate the state of the papal election process. Even though I'm calling this our first camping trip, it wasn't the first...

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Sep 18, 2012 - Seaside

Main reason for stopping in Seaside was to see Mike's cousin. Upon getting to the store she made it quite clear that Mike was personna non gratra so we left came and came back to camp. Phoenix decided to go exploring and zipped out of the RV when I tried to close the door. She just immediately goes under the RV and finds grass to chew on. Guess I had better find her another box of grass to put inside.

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Beaches and Reunion

Sep 17, 2012 - Westport

The six of us, Mike, Candy, Dick, Carol, Mike and I all headed into Westport today. Did the museum and then went and had clam chowder at a local restaurant. The other four headed back to camp and Mike and I headed out to the lighthouse and then back to camp. Dick cooked a salmon for dinner and the rest of us furnished salads and dessert. We had a wonderful meal and spend the rest of the evenig talking.

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Beaches and Reunion

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