Inn at Seaside
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The next morning the fog persists. We go for a run on the beach and the air is moist and warm. Zero visibility. Just the sound of the surf and the gulls.
Because the weather is so gloomy we decide to visit Fort Clatsop, built by the 1805 - 06 Lewis and Clark expedition. The coastal indians had only seen white men coming by sea, never from the east on the river, and were amazed at the fortitude and bravery of the men sent by Thomas Jefferson to ...
... drive on the road or disturb the residents. The view was amazing as it's up on a hill. The house (now a museum) where the father worked was actually built by a sea captain. It is a stunning Victorian with the prettiest gardens. The jail house and court house are both right across the street from it. The streets here are very hilly. It was like being bak in San Francisco again! It's rather intimidating to drive on them.
I could actually ...
... but I couldn't find him in my attempted picture. As I left I thought maybe I should have waited to see if there were more which was quickly replaced with the thought "thank God mama was not with him"!
From there I headed west and came out by the Columbia river. There are enormous piles of logs stacked there and large freighter ships. I raced the sun (again) and caught the tail end of the sunset over the pacific ...
... Chi Gong practice lead by owner of the hostel, Trung, a Vietnamese women with great wisdom and global compassion. Immediately following the Chi Gong, Trung lead us into a time of meditation by the river where I felt called to fast for the day.
As I mentioned previously - I did not have the money to pay for two nights of stay. After saying our goodbyes to Laurel and friend, she came back in and gifted me a wonderful pocket-sized book "Healed of Cancer" by ...
After a beach walk, we headed up the coast, gunk holing in the small towns and cities along the way. When we arrived at Newport we toured the Oregon State Aquarium. It isn’t large by any means, but it is very well done. Lots of local animals and fish displays. We caught the feeding of the otters and seals and sea lions, narrated by one of the young biologists on the staff. The information ...