Cannon Beach and Fort Clatsop

Yesterday was yet another fun-filled day! We decided to spend the day in Cannon Beach and Astoria. These two places are dear to my heart. First, I have been going there since I was a very young girl and I have wonderful memories of my visits. Second, adding to its charms, is my love of The Goonies (if you were a kid in the 80s you’ll understand).

We headed to Cannon Beach in the morning. Cannon Beach is a lovely little town full of art galleries, souvenir shops, restaurants, and bakeries. The beach itself is rugged and beautiful. It is wild and free and wonderful. And it is delightfully windy. I have never been there when the wind wasn’t trying to sweep me off my feet. It is also home to the famous and amazing Haystack Rock.

Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach

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Later in the afternoon we headed up toward Astoria. We stopped at the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. We visited a replica of Fort Clatsop, the 1805-1806 winter encampment for the Lewis and Clark expedition. We also spent some time at the interpretive center. We had recently watched a fascinating documentary by Ken Burns about Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery, so this was especially interesting. Visiting the fort really made history come to life.

Fort Clatsop

Fort Clatsop

A replica of Fort Clatsop

A replica of Fort Clatsop

Oregon and rain go together like peanut butter and jelly

Oregon and rain go together like peanut butter and jelly

beautiful trees

beautiful trees

interpretive center

interpretive center

Lewis and Clark River

Lewis and Clark River

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