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... on his bike with his little grand daughter. Debra his wife was busy in town, so we didn't eat dinner till late. A very nice not too spicy or hot Mexican meal.
Next morning thankfully the rain had stopped, so as they only had the one car, and Debra needed it, we had to unload our stuff from the back seat, so Eric and Ari could fit in.
Over the bridge to nowhere, but this time it was to Astoria
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... 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 scenic driving day. We began at Emigrant Springs SP near Pendleton, Oregon, and are settled down tonight near Ilwaco, Washington. We started the day with some breakfast and a bit of straightening up. The van was a bit disheveled and needed some reorganization. II also needed reorganization and shaved my lengthening beard back to nothing.
... 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, ...