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Travel Blogs from Long Beach
Today was brighter, albeit with some rain later on, and the town was on the beach. With the tide out, it is a vast expanse of sand. But then, this is America, where everything's bigger. Including the hangover I had from last night. Soup was served for neighbours and guests, so we were entertained first by David and Lisa, who lived opposite having downsized to just the 3 acres on retirement. He's a Vietnam vet, and fairly loud-which was totally in keeping, ...
... grad school I am considering is in San Diego, one of the ports we'll be stopping at!
Here is my daily itinerary for each ship:
March 15 - San Francisco
March 16 - SEA Day
March 17 - San Diego
March 18 - Ensenada, Mexico
March 19 - Long Beach, Los Angeles
March 20 - Santa Barbara
March 21 - SEA Day
March 22 - San Francisco to Los Angeles
March 23 - Los ...
... for that. The fish n chips were pretty good too.
Heading home, stopped to have a look at markets in IIwaco. (fishing port)
A lot of fishing both recreational and industrial goes on around here from the mouth of the Columbia River. We saw hundreds of small boats (keen fishoes) out on the water as we drove over the bridge, never seen so many fishoes in one place, nearly on top of one ...
... beds in Willapa Bay. Once discovered, the oyster fishery grew rapidly. Oysters from this bay were wildly popular during the California Gold Rush in the mid 19th century; back then a plate of fresh Willapa oysters cost as much as $50 dollars in San Francisco (which works out to several thousand dollars in modern inflated greenbacks).
... a big bowl of steamer clams - yum - and the guys had the combination plate, which had every kind of seafood you could imagine.
As we were leaving, one of my new friends waved goodbye. So I waved back at him. Poor guy in front of him thought I was waving at him so he waved back...he's probably still trying to explain to his wife (who didn't look very pleased!) Kind of reminded me of our trip to Mexico, Giselle & Esther:)
Anyway - back at the MH now, ...