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Visits to Darlingtonia, Newport, and Heceta Lighthouse

Florence, OR The weather the past few days has been classic Oregon coast with fog, clouds, and cool temperatures.  But that didn’t stop us from getting out and about each day.   One interesting stop was a brief visit to … Continue reading

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Cape Perpetua

Florence, OR Earlier this week we drove 23 miles north on US 101 for a visit to Cape Perpetua, a perfect example of a coastal headland.  A headland is land surrounded by water on three sides characterized by high, breaking … Continue reading

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Florence, Sand, and Hiking with Friends

Florence, OR For the first few days of our visit to the Oregon coast the weather would be foggy in the morning with sunny skies in the afternoon.  So after doing some exploring we would stop and get something to … Continue reading

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Repairs and High Temps in Oregon

Florence, OR We left Long Beach, WA on a clear Monday morning and headed south into Oregon.  Our first obstacle was the Astoria-Megler Bridge, a 4.1 span crossing the Columbia River. We crossed the bridge a few times in the … Continue reading

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Cape Disappointment and a visit to Cannon Beach

Long Beach, WA Cape Disappointment is a narrow, rocky piece of land on the north side of the Columbia River at the point where it meets the Pacific.  Located in the extreme southwest corner of Washington, the cape was named … Continue reading

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A Visit to Astoria, OR

Long Beach, WA Astoria is a city of just under 10,000 located on the south shore of the Columbia River.  Situated near the mouth of the river where it meets the Pacific Ocean, the city was named after John Jacob Astor, an investor … Continue reading

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Welcome to Long Beach, WA

Long Beach, WA Early this week we left Forks and headed south on winding, two lane US 101 for a 200 mile drive to Long Beach, WA.  The route provides some beautiful scenery as it moves from the coastline to … Continue reading

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