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... small meaning a 90-foot boat!) alongside a freighter. We then hiked to see the North Head Lighthouse, also located within the Cape Disappointment State Park, that was built in 1896. The 65-foot-tall tower crowns its namesake promontory overlooking the Pacific and also continues to guide mariners into the Columbia River. From there we drove back to Astoria, OR, which dates from the winter of 1805-1806 when the ...
... to throw balsa wood planes off the top so with 2 in hand from the gift shop we tossed them over the side. Chris' one went on and on for such a long time that it drew a small crown of onlookers waiting for it to touch ground or disappear in the trees.
Now that we are total film buff/stalkers/column climbers its time to hit Seaside again. We booked the cheapest place in town and it was a good find.
We strolled ...
... a problem again. Paraphrasing a passage from Thoreau in his reputable Walden Pond "a wise man travels by foot, for if we are both to travel to a town 7 miles away - i will surely make it there before you. You will spend an entire day working so that you can pay the rail fare, at this point it is likely that you will have already missed the train and must wait until the next day to depart. I will spend the day walking the seven miles, but I shall certainly arrive the day ...
... weather is bad (6 to 10 times a year). Once inside the mouth of the river, the bar pilot leaves and the river pilot boards. River pilots know the river and will guide the ship to Longview or into Portland or Lewiston, ID. Both types of pilots are highly skilled at their jobs.
We also enjoyed watching the cruise ship ferry people from the dock to the ship out in the river on small boats. Then they sailed on to their next destination.
... we finally broke through the grizzle and those beautiful patches of blue began to appear, by which time we were way inland. Like dusting dirt off an ancient masterpiece, the clouds slowly drifted away or were left behind, until all that was left in front of us was pure, azure sky. Having gone through all that rain, it tasted even sweeter, and as those first rays from the warm, warm sun begin to bake your skin, you just want to dance. The weekend has ...