Super 8 Long Beach
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- Non-smoking hotel
- Microwave in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- High-speed internet in room
- Conference facilities
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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 ...
... and the animals very entertaining. Funny thing was that Barb and I enjoyed the feeding of the pipe fish, sand dabs and small fish even more. We walked by these small displays just as the attendant dropped brine shrimp in the little aquariums. It was fascinating to watch these small critters swoop in and suck up the miniscule shrimp. Always remember to look for the little pleasures ...
... 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).
Despite more wind, and rain, and fog, and mist, and then more rain, we've had quite the day.
We said goodbye to our warm and cozy yurt at Beverly Beach State Park and headed for the hometown of the Goonies – yep, Astoria, Oregon!
But first, we realized we were passing through the home of Tillamook Cheese! So we stopped there for some free samples.
From there, we found ourselves at Ecola State Park, ...
... 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, ...