Thursday, June 30, 2011

Leaving the Coast

Yes, we will be leaving the coast of Washington in the morning.  Today we wanted to take one more look at the great Pacific Ocean.

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We headed up the road to Cape Disappointment. We stopped at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.Cape Disappointment, Wa 006

The Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean…

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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse…

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We toured the center and watched the movie, which brought us through the expedition, starting in St Louis in 1804…

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Putting these earphones on, you can hear the up to date info on the ships travelling the Columbia River into the Pacific and  back. Today there will be seven arriving..The first coming from Brazil,  two from Korea, and a few from Canada. There will be two leaving.. So much industry travelling though these waters!

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We then headed down to the port of Ilwaco for some lunch…

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After lunch it was one more stroll at Long Beach…

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And that ends our coastal tour.. We have loved every minute of it, but there is so much more of this beautiful country to see.. 

Tomorrow we head 80 miles inland towards Portland for a four night stay at a state park..

4 comments:

Becky said...

Hi, you don't know me but I came across your blog a couple months ago and have loved watching where you guys are going. I am learning so much about the different places! I think you passed through where we live not too long ago...Santa Rosa, Ca. Thanks for sharing your journey!
-Becky

Sue and Doug said...

never tire of the Pacific Ocean and the views are ever changin!..we are heading south in the morning..going right through Portland!..hope you enjoy your stay in the state park!!

Gypsy said...

One of these days I hope to travel the coast of WA, OR & CA. I've seen the eastern parts of all those states but haven't spent much time on the coast. Your pictures make it seem so cool and refreshing.

squawmama said...

I just LOVE the coast of Oregon and Washington... I had the same feeling as we left it last year. Have fun & Travel safe to your next adventure!
HUGS
Donna