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  • Day18

    Astoria, WA

    July 2, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    With a day up our sleeve we left Seattle and followed the I 5 to Tacoma and Olympia before picking up the 101 and heading for the coast, Aberdeen, Westport, Long beach to name a few seaside towns.
    We have been watching the recurring land marks of and exploratory expedition of Lewis and Clark and their original outward journey finished in this North West corner of Oregon at Astoria. One year to get here and a year to return and report on their findings through unbelievably hard conditions.
    Our quest to reach these parts was to tick of a bucket list item for Carl and that was to see and drive across the nearly 3 mile span of the Astoria bridge. As I said was passed through Westport a fishing village with its memorial to lost mariners. There was a biting cold North Westerly wind blowing and my brag of going for a swim in the North East Pacific started to be re thought.
    Long Beach Washington is the longest beach in the world and after fish and chips for lunch we drove down to the shore and I at least waded knee deep into the ocean, the water was toe numbingly cold so that was it for me and Paola at least got her feet wet as well.
    From here we continued to Astoria and carl satisfied his bucket list item. It really is an amazing site, crossing the mighty Columbia River. We also visited the Astoria Tower and climber the spiral stair case inside, 164 steps up the spiral staircase certainly got the legs burning but it was worth every step.
    The 101 is an amazing road up the west coast and we are pleased to have covered so much of it in two trips.
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  • Day12

    Astoria, OR - Welcome to Oregon

    October 18, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    A pleasant welcome in Oregon State with a "mini Portland" in Astoria. We hit up many breweries including Buoy Brewery (with sealions), Astoria Brewery (yummy clam chowder), and Reach Break Brewery (food trucks galore). We also found a vintage looking whiskey bar called Blaylock's and had the best Manhattan. Oregon is looking pretty good so far (except for the endless rain).

    L'état de l'Orégon nous accueille chaleureusement en arrivant à Astoria, une "mini-Portland" tant l'atmosphère y est semblable. Nous visitons plusieurs brasseries: Buoy Brewery (qui héberge des phoques sous ses pilotis), Astoria Brewery (délicieuse chaudrée de palourdes) et Reach Break Brewery (modeste rade sous la pluie mais qui doit rassembler toute la ville sur son parvis l'été). Sur le point d'aller au lit, nous trouvons un bar à whisky rétro très classe (le Blaylock's) où nous partageons un excellent Manhattan cocktail. C'est sûr, l'Orégon marque des points ce soir, malgré une pluie toujours battante.
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  • Day8

    Long Beach & Astoria Column

    June 1, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Vi fortsatte turen sydpå. Vi mødte flere interessante tømmer-industribyer på vejen, bl.a. South Bend hvor der også lå en meget flot bygning - Pacific County Courthouse. Efter et kort besøg her, kørte vi til Long Beach, hvor Lewis & Clark afsluttede deres berømte ekspedition, der gik fra østkyst til vestkyst af USA i starten af 1800-tallet. I Long Beach så vi et skelet fra en gråhval, verdens største stegepande og verdens største spisepinde samt en interessant souvenirbutik/museum.

    Turen fortsatte over en meget flot bro fra Washington ind i Oregon til Astoria. Det er momsfrit i Oregon så bilen blev tanket. Vi kørte til Astorias højeste punkt hvor Astoria Column er placeret. Et historisk monument for byen. Efter en større skoleklasse-udflugt var det vores tur til at bestige de 160 trin til toppen på en indvendig vindeltrappe. Udsigten herfra var selvfølgelig fantastisk, men det var lidt overskyet. Fra toppen kunne vi se vores næste mål som vi efterfølgende kørte videre mod - Mt. St. Helens vulkanen.
    Første del af dagen får 3,5 ud af 5 stjerner.
    Roadtrip: I dag: 156 km - i alt: 867 km
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  • Day19

    Hier sprang Free Willy in die Freiheit!

    October 1, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Die erste Stadt am pazifischen Ozean die von den ersten Siedler gegründet wurde und in der Free Willy gedreht wurde und auch der Ort an dem ich meine neuen Wanderschuhe kaufte 😅👀
    Im Regen liefen wir durch die Stadt, holten uns noch einen Capo und liefen durch so viele Antiquitäten Geschäfte, mir ist so das Wasser im Mund zusammen gelaufen, am liebsten hätte ich alles mitgenommen. 😂😂🙈Read more

  • Day29

    Maritime Museum

    August 5, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Over in the town of Astoria we had a quick lunch at the aptly named Pig 'n' Pancakes and then headed over to the excellent Maritime Museum.

    The lifeboat pitching on the waves was one of the best museum displays I've ever seen!Read more

  • Day0


    January 29, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 6 °C

    Left home today and drove south to Longview and crossed the Columbia River to Oregon then headed west towards Astoria. Stopped at the Astoria Column and took a couple of pics of the column and Columbia River. This first part of our trip is fairly close to home, just stopped in Centralia and picked up a couple of things and moved on.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Astoria, أستوريا, Астория, آستوریا، اورگن, アストリア, Асториа, Асторија, Астори, 97103, อัสตอเรีย, Асторія, اسٹوریا، اوریگون

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