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Clatsop County

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  • Day42

    Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach

    August 3, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    After a night at a Walmart parking spot in the car 🚘 without air in our mattress we head down to the beach to get some workout and body stretching 🙆🏼‍♀️. We also enjoyed a nice view of the Oregon Cost as well as a “sea-shower” - backpacker’s life: camping in the car, no real showers and no cold drinks or hot food 😂

    Nachdem wir unsere erste Roadtrip-Nacht im Auto auf einer kaputten Matratze auf einem Walmart Parkplatz verbracht haben, mussten wir erstmal Richtung Strand um ein kleines Workout für den steifen Körper zu machen. Zusätzlich hatten wir eine tolle Aussicht auf den Haystack Rock und nahmen eine kleine Meerdusche 😍😅. Das Leben eines Backpackers: schlafen im Auto um Geld zu sparen, keine wirklichen Duschen, weder kalte Getränke noch warmes Essen 🙈😅.
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  • Day17


    August 16 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Tonight we had an exciting evening with one of the most basic parts of nature. The sand on the skin, the waves and the wind, the feeling of the sun touching your body, and the beautiful colors in the sky always makes me feel rejuvenated. Add to this mixture my three amazing daughters laughing and having the time of their life, and you’ve reached heaven. I cannot stop thinking about the fact this is one of our last sunsets on the beach before we head East.
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  • Day41

    Dinner at Sunset Beach

    August 2, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    After a day of driving we finally got to a place we liked - sunset beach. The actual plan was to camp and sleep at the beach. Of all things Sunset Beach was one of the beaches, where free camping wasn’t allowed 🙁. Instead we drove there for a nice dinner with a more amazing view 😍. That’s how we imagined our not really planned road trip down the west coast.

    P.s. after the night we figured out that our mattress has more than one hole... still losing air. No chance, we have to buy a new one 😫

    Nach einem Tag Reisen und Autofahren sind wir endlich an einem schönen Fleckchen angekommen. Leider konnten wir den eigentlichen Plan am Strand zu schlafen nicht umsetzen, da Camping dort ausnahmsweise mal nicht gestattet ist 🙁. Stattdessen sind wir einfach für ein kleines Abendessen bei Sonnenuntergang an den Strand gefahren 😍. So wunderschön!
    Genau so haben wir uns unseren Roadtrip die Westküste entlang vorgestellt!

    Ps. Nach der Nacht neue Notiz: Jetzt müssen wir doch noch eine neue Matratze kaufen 😂 unsere hat wohl mehr Löcher als gedacht! 😫
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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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  • Day3

    Cannon Beach Wowed Us!

    June 9, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 14 °C

    Now that we were finally at the ocean we could slow our pace and enjoy the moment. And there were many special moments today. We started at Cannon Beach which, in 2013, was named “one of the 100 most beautiful places in the world” by National Geographic and I can see why. We parked at Tolovana State Recreation Area for easy access to the beach, which was massive with light, fine sand. This is the home of Haystack Rock that rises 235 feet out of the sand and is a protected marine garden. We arrived at low tide and the tide pools were teeming with sea life. It was exciting to see all the colourful creatures even if we didn’t always know what we were looking at! There were several volunteers available to protect the area and answer any questions.Read more

  • Day1

    Classic Spontaneity

    March 31, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    What was due to be the last day of vacation before racing 1,139 miles back home became a whole new adventure with one slightly longer than usual hug...

    Back to the actual start, we started our trip from San Diego to Santa Clarita on Wednesday, where we stayed with Jason's parents before starting off our caravan to Oregon early Thursday morning. That's right, just about 700 miles in one day with an almost 4 month old. We overestimated our abilities. Wesley did get to see and be in his first snowfall at Mount Shasta, so that was pretty neat!

    After a hotel room pizza dinner and a seemingly eye blink of sleep, we hit the road again. On the way, we stopped at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm to stretch our legs and see some flowers. They were only at a 10% bloom, so we mostly saw dirt and leaves, but we were able to see Aunt Shari, Uncle Al, and Kari before meeting at the beach for the weekend. A bit of browsing, some delicious bratwursts, and we were off again. We navigated Portland's Friday rush hour before the road cleared up heading into the Oregon forest and finally to our weekend destination, Cannon Beach (or more accurately, Tolovana Park). Stephanie and Patrick arrived almost exactly when we arrived with mom and dad, so after settling in to our ocean view hotel rooms, we went to dinner together. After that, Wesley informed us that it was bed time and we happily obliged.

    Saturday started off with us filling a small bistro for breakfast, saying our formal hellos, and passing Wesley around his extended family. Grandma Nancy's 80th birthday celebration weekend came together with her surrounded by six of her kids (including spouses), 10 of her grandkids (including spouses and Cruiser), and 5 great grandkids (including April and William's pups)! Through the day, we hung around the beach, connected with sorely missed family and awesome additions, walked to Haystack Rock, Jason almost peed himself, and went did some wine sampling at the cool little market across the street. The whole group got together for a pizza dinner in a fashion that would have made the Fire Marshal cringe, then headed back to the beach for a fire and to watch grandma drop innumerable marshmallows into said fire. With the fire smothered, some of the cousins went out to soak up the little time we had together.

    After a hearty breakfast and some group photos, Sunday morning meant goodbye to most of the group and some much needed R&R for the rest of us. Which leads us to the hug that changed the scope of our week... Once Wesley was down for a nap, we gave each other a hug and held on in expectation of the impending drive home. We knew that repeating our previous drive wasn't in our collective best interest, so we decided to take our time and trade in the 5 for the PCH on our way home. In typical Jason and Danielle fashion, we loosely planned our next 2 days, booked on Airbnb, and flipped the script on an otherwise daunting trip south.

    With our spirits renewed, we were able to enjoy an afternoon of visiting, walking around Seaside, seeing the jaw-dropping views from Ecola State Park, and making the obvious food poisoning related jokes. We had dinner with the remaining group at a hardware store. That's correct, a hardware store that serves food and drinks alongside u-bolts and claw hammers. Wesley informed us that it was, once again, time for bed, while some of the group went to the beach for s'mores.
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  • Day13

    Cannon Beach, OR - Sea, surf and sun

    October 19, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    A quick stop for a beautiful walk on the renowned Cannon Beach, with its long stretch of fine sand, its powerful waves and, most importantly, its gigantic rocks just a stone-throw away in the water. Even the skies seem to acknowledge this natural beauty by setting a truce with us and clearing this particular area from any clouds for just enough time to walk the beach up and down.

    Un bref arrêt pour une belle balade le long de la très renommée Cannon Beach, avec sa longue bande de sable fin, ses puissantes vagues et surtout ses énormes rochers à juste quelques encablures du rivage. Même les cieux semblent céder à cette beauté naturelle, et nous accordent une trêve en balayant ce lieu particulier de tous nuages juste assez longtemps pour parcourir la plage du nord au sud.
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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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  • Day4


    August 5, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Today was planned to be a surf day, but the kids weren't too excited about the idea so instead we took a short trip into Astoria, near to our campground.

    Our first stop was Fort Clatsop, built by Lewis and Clark during their expedition across America to the Pacific. We went into the visitor centre to view the displays and watch an historical film on the Lewis and Clark expedition, walked down to see the fort and then followed a trail to the location where Lewis and Clark landed their canoes after crossing the Columbia river.

    Following this we drove into the City Center to see the shops and grab a bite to eat. After lunch we drove to a spot high above the city where the Astoria Column is located. It was built in the 1920's and has a spiral staircase inside leading to the top of the eight story structure where their is a viewing platform. Beautiful panoramic view of the city, the Columbia River and surrounding area.

    On the drive back to the campground we stopped in at a Costco to pick up some provisions. Now it's time to relax and maybe go a load of laundry.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Clatsop County, مقاطعة كلاتسوب, Клатсъп, ক্লাটসোপ কাউন্টি, Condado de Clatsop, Clatsop konderria, Comté de Clatsop, Clatsop megye, Քլետսոպ շրջան, Contea di Clatsop, クラトソップ郡, Clatsop Comitatus, Clatsop Kūn, Hrabstwo Clatsop, Comitatul Clatsop, Клэтсоп, Округ Клатсоп, Клетсоп, کلاٹسوپ کاؤنٹی، اوریگون, Quận Clatsop, Condado han Clatsop, 克拉特索普縣

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