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Pacific County

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  • Day44

    WEST COAST WASHINGTON & OREGON

    October 12, 2017 in the United States

    We left Vancouver Tuesday October 10th. We spent 4 days meandering along the West Coast of Washington and Oregon. We were amazed by the variety of rocky cliffs, sandy beaches, scrubby beach grass, and always the sea, the waves, the crashing breakers and hissing surf. Along the Oregon coast we hiked among huge sand dunes like the Sahara desert. The spectacular sunsets over the sea were amazing. It was a beautiful drive. We have avoided cities and freeways -- we took a ferry to the Olympic Peninsula, then turned south on the 101. We drove west of Seattle and Portland. We stayed in a smelly el cheapo roadside motel and a fancy luxury upscale chalet with a jacuzzi and a fireplace and a wonderful ocean view. We ate great steamed local fresh fish, and Denny's grilled cheese.

    We hiked each day -- not really far -- (5 - 13 km) but enough. It sometimes rained, mostly at night. It has been unexpectedly exciting to see so much change in coastline as we move South.

    In Port Townsend, I swam in the local swimming pool one morning. The town is a pretty little place with a long maritime history, including a visit from Captain Cook. The pool was great but seemed a little shorter than I expected. I asked the life guard and he explained that it was short because the pool was built by pirates. "You see," he explained, " The pirates didn't use meters --- they use YARRRDS!"

    Now we are off to California and will be dodging the 2017 Wildfires.
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  • Day50

    Oysters!

    September 21, 2015 in the United States

    We pedaled on from Aberdeen, over the hills to Raymond where we finally found the sun, and then around the bend to South Bend where we found a lot of oysters! Feeling the warm sun again reminded us that we are living the good life.

  • Day50

    A Place to Call Home

    September 21, 2015 in the United States

    We've mostly been wild camping on our trip, which means we never really know where we will stop, and exactly what kind of campsite we'll find (with water or not, with evening sun or not, loud from being close to the highway or tucked away in the forest). We are also still a bit on Yukon summer time, and often enjoy evening riding only to be reminded daily that it is DARK just before 8pm now! With a sunny day after a few days of rain, however, we wanted to stop early enough and in the sun so we could dry out the tent and our gear. We found a beautiful spot, on the edge of a clearcut of all places, and the yardsale of gear drying began. You have to be careful here though, because there are blackberry vines everywhere, and if you stay too long you might be swallowed up.Read more

  • Day51

    On the Trail of Lewis and Clark

    September 22, 2015 in the United States

    While Karl seems to have his Americain history down, Holly had never heard of Lewis and Clark and their expedition across America ("does this have to do with Superman somehow?"), so we headed to Cape Disappointment and played tourist for a change by visiting the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. We may be adventurers of a sort, but we'll never get to see the raw, pre-colonised west the expedition experienced, so it was fun to learn about the tribes they met, the plants and animals they documented, and the joy of the achieved goal of reaching the Pacific Ocean.

    And Karl was jazzed to watch a crane placing giant rocks, that we kept seeing being trucked by us on highway 101, on the north jetty at the mouth of the Columbia. Boys...
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  • Day51

    Loooooooonnnngggg Bridge!

    September 22, 2015 in the United States

    We had heard about the long and narrow bridge that crosses the Columbia to Astoria, Oregon from numerous cyclists, and drivers as well. Still it was longer than expected. Due to maintenance on the high part of the bridge (that allows the big ships to pass underneath and continue upriver) the traffic was low and the ride along the narrow bridge was less intimidating than it first seemed. The other factor cyclists had mentioned was the dominant on shore crosswind you have to deal with when riding the bridge and we were lucky again that the wind was light when we crossed so we could stay our course on the narrow shoulder. The bridge is nearly 3 miles long, and with a brief stop for construction, it took us 20 minutes to ride across to Astoria, where we set up at the visitors center to get our Oregon maps together.Read more

  • Day29

    Cape Disappointment

    August 5, 2017 in the United States

    We finally crossed the bridge into Washington - our last state! Oregon did go by in a bit of a blur - more so than California - but looking back we did get to see a bunch of things... and we caught George!

    We drove over to Cape Disappointment - so named because an explorer coming south to find the mouth of the Columbia stopped just short of it and turned around.

    There was a good museum about Lewis and Clark at the visitors center but we arrived late and only got to look around for a few minutes before closing. No time to even take a picture.

    However, Franklin spent $40 on a nice wind-up replica pocket watch he's very excited about. It is Swiss made!
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  • Day33

    Want Sturgeon?

    June 29 in the United States

    Chartered local captain (27’ center console; all aluminum) with local knowledge, to introduce us to Sturgeon fishing. It’s all “catch and release” as it’s out of season.

    These are very old fish. We caught 24 averaging 50 lbs each. A couple were 6’ long and weighed around 75 lbs. That fish was close to 100 years old.... all that we caught were at least 20-30 years old.

    We’re told that Surgeon taste better than lobster so bucket list is to come back for “keeper season”. You can only keep fish that are 48”-56” long even in season. Dana Christian, Chris and Mark Santae went too (all Sue’a side)Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Pacific County, مقاطعة باسيفيك, Пасифик, প্যাসিফিক কাউন্টি, Kantono Pacific, Condado de Pacific, Pacific konderria, شهرستان پاسیفیک، واشینگتن, Comté de Pacific, Pacific megye, Contea di Pacific, パシフィック郡, Pacific Kūn, Hrabstwo Pacific, پیسیفک کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Pacific, Округ Пасифик, Пасифік, پیسیفک کاؤنٹی، واشنگٹن, Quận Pacific, Condado han Pacific, 太平洋縣

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