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South Beach

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  • Day18

    Akwarium w Newport

    August 4, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Akwarium w Newport uznawane jest za jedno z najlepszych na swiecie. Ekspozycja obejmuje wybrzeze skaliste i piaszczyste, wystawy tematyczne i przygotowane przez artyste, inspirowane wyprawa argonautow instalacje Seapunk. Takiej ilosci oceanicznych stworzen nie widzielismy nigdzie, a podwodny tunel przeprowadzil nas przez rozne strefy glebokosci Pacyfiku. Moglismy ponadto zobaczyc na zywo karmienie ptakow oraz wydr morskich. Wydra na powierzchni jednego cala kwadratowego ma milion wlosow, czlowiek max 1000. Dlatego nie jest jej zimno. Aby utrzymac sie w formie musi zjesc odpowiednik 1/4 swojej masy, a zeby dobrac sie do skorupiakow uzywa do ich rozlupywania narzedzi. Zupelnym zaskoczeniem byl fakt, ze w siersci wydr, na przedramieniach znajduja sie naturalne kieszenie.

    Swietna byla opowiesc Pani Nurek, ktora na zywo relacjonowala co widzimy. Prawdziwa furore zrobil jednak basen z zywymi rozgwiazdami i ukwialami dajacy mozliwosc ich dotykania!
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  • Day14

    Morning 101 drive, Astoria to Tillamook

    August 23, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 61 °F

    Another gorgeous day on the Oregon coast. Our intent is to stay on 101 the whole way.

    First stop was Ecola State Park. Great overlook for "terrible tilly", the old Tillamook lighthouse. It is no longer operational, and is located about 1.5 miles of shore. The headland have us a view north to the lighthouse, and a view south to Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. The drive in, about 2 miles, was a little tricky and not really recommended for RVs, but we squeezed our way in the single wide road.
    Just gorgeous views!

    We got back our of the park, stopping at some more view points, how can you NOT stop?! Drove through Oswald West State Park, numerous other little coastal towns until we got to Tillamook, our lunch destination.
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    Elizabeth Walker

    What a gorgeous picture of the coast!

    8/24/20Reply
    Linley Brinker-Harding

    It seemed like each turnout “wowed” us with beautiful vistas!

    8/24/20Reply
    Lynn Heintz

    Auggie!!!

    8/24/20Reply
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  • Day12

    Grays Covered Bridge and into Seaside

    August 21, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Hit the road this morning, stopping in Morton, Washington for gas, coffee and mid morning snacks! (Although the server asked what our lunch order might be...?) Wet drive following the highway on the north side of the great Columbia River! It is a big river!

    Stopped for lunch in a little tiny park in Castle Rock, Loved the flowers, and had a picnic area all to ourselves. The weather was wet and cloudy enough that we never saw Mt. St. Helens, even from the highway.

    We (Linley and I) decided that, in route, a "drive by" of one of the covered bridges in Washington would be interesting. It was, sort of.

    30 minutes later after pulling the jeep from the RV and backing both RVs up the road, we managed to extricate ourselves from a "no turn around" location. Sure wish they would post these signs with much bigger letters! And sooner, instead of in the midst of the turn down the lane.....in spite of the rain we did get back to the highway. I tried to einxplain that this is what "adventure" means in the RV world. Can't quite remember what the bridge looked like.

    Late in the day, we crossed the Astoria-Megler bridge, all 4 miles of it, and had our first glimpse of Astoria. Lots of colorful Victorians, hillside in the view from the highway. RV park was in Seaside, 30 more minutes down the highway. Little pricey, but anywhere on the Oregon coast costs some bucks. However the owner/manager did have 2 week old beagle puppies that we got to hold! So it was worth it!
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    Lynn Heintz

    Fuschia, gorgeous!

    8/24/20Reply

    That looks like Yosemite. [Michael]

    8/25/20Reply
    Katboz

    Sort of...but everything is much more green because they have a lot of rain here!

    8/26/20Reply
     
  • Day13

    Beautiful day in Astoria

    August 22, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 66 °F

    Gorgeous day in Astoria, wet weather gone and lots of blue skies!
    Drove back to Astoria, stopping for coffee and marionberry scones. We love our morning stops...
    We stopped at the Columbia River Maritime museum first. This is a great museum to visit with lots of info on the river, the Coast Guard, the weather, the fishing... just well done. Particularly interesting because this location, for ships entering the river, is one of the most dangerous ports due to the "collision" of the river with the ocean at the river "bar".
    We had a late lunch at Mos, our first indoor dining experience since leaving Fresno. They handled the social distancing really well, tables far apart and well scrubbed between seatings, staff with masks... and we enjoyed our fish lunch with a view of the marina.
    Back in the jeep and up to the Astoria column. The column itself is not open, but the views from the park are fabulous. Especially on such a clear day. On the way down just drove the neighborhood looking at some fabulous old Victorians perched on the hill overlooking the Columbia.
    Back to our RV location in Seaside.
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    Is that one of the guys from the television show Mythbusters ? [Michael]

    8/25/20Reply

    What is that tall tower behind Tom? [Michael]

    8/25/20Reply
    Katboz

    That is a tall column, called Astoria column. There is a spiral staircase inside of it so you can go to the very top. A man donated this land and the column to celebrate the cities history.

    8/26/20Reply
     
  • Day211

    Yachats & Newport

    June 12 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    Rain rain rain makes us grumpy. It doesn’t help that Sushi meowed the whole ride to South Beach SP and, even after stopping twice for her, she pooped in her cat carrier. That shit stinks. Literally. Tyson was the grumpiest cat of the bunch. Let’s get him to a brewery stat! Toured Yachats and Newport and their city named breweries.I loved the Salty Bay Gose at Newport Brewing Co. Yachats reminded me of a town from a storybook.Read more

  • Day28

    The beast!

    August 4, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    When we got back to the pier there were no crabs in our trap 😞

    However, we'd been chatting with a nice family who was having success with turkey legs and they gave us one to add to our trap. We also started using the snares on the fishing poles. We caught a couple of crabs with the snares and traps - but no keepers.

    But then it happened - we got the beast! Over 7 inches! Made the whole day worth it - even the locals were impressed!
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    Peg Senturia

    Glad to see you're in cool places! Love, Peg

    8/9/17Reply
     
  • Day28

    Another try at crabbing

    August 4, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    We left the car wash in good spirits and drove up to the public pier in Newport. We set our trap and then went over to the very cool Marine Science Center.

    There was an excellent movie about cuttlefish and their cloaking ability. We also met a couple of octopi.Read more

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