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We are in Astoria, OR and planning to go down the coast over the next few days. Tonight we went to a brew pub and I had a delicious Greek garden pizza and sampled 3 types of their pale ales. While not a beer drinker I thought it would be fun to try a sampler and they were good with the pizza. After dinner I heard seals and ...
... 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).
... was used in wars and battles from the Civil War up until World War II.
Once we tossed all our sleeping bags and food inside, we finally headed to Astoria.
1st stop: The home of Brand and Mikey Walsh and the hangout of the rest of the Goonies. Next door was also Data’s house; you can see in our pic the window he zip-lined out of and into the Walshes’ screen door.
... 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, ...