I intended to write an in-depth post about Astoria’s Columbia River Maritime Museum.
|Seen from the lightship Columbia (a tour of which is included in the $12 admission).|
But the subject is too big, the photos too numerous, and I’m too lazy to provide the detail it deserves.
But I can say this: I learned to tie a figure-8! And use an octant. So GO! It’s fabulous.
I spent a happy several hours at the museum. Not including a lunch break at Astoria’s famed fish-and-chips stand BowPicker.
Aside from the fact that the kitchen operates on a tiny 60 year-old fishing boat, BowPicker’s most notable attribute is that the line is usually around the block.
I left Astoria this morning, stopping for one last deserted beach stroll. To access this beach at Fort Stevens State Park, walk this brief trail.
Over the dunes.
Until you come to this.
Coordinates for this day use/ parking area: N 46.21598 W 124.00236
Soon after, I pointed the GDB south on US 101 toward Tillamook. The 65-mile drive took a while. You can see why.
My question to Lewis & Clark: why did you go back East?
Another rewarding day on the road.
On a more negative note .....