Road Trip – Along HWY 101

“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust

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Brian asked what I would like to do for my 60th birthday, trip to Ireland, Italy, Hawaii perhaps? Actually no. What I wanted was to explore some of the west coast between Seattle and Bodega Bay. I wanted the opportunity to stop and take pictures along the way. I wanted a road trip. And that’s exactly what we did. We were gone 9 days and took tons of photos, which is taking some time to process. However, I thought I could at least start sharing some of the trip with you. The first area we spent time taking pictures is an area along HWY 101 called South Bend.

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This is a quiet fishing community. We were here early in the morning so not many people out and about yet, but I get the impression that though everyone probably knows everyone else, folks most likely keep to themselves.

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This town was a little too quiet for my taste, but I’m sure you will agree, the area is quite beautiful.

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If I wanted to get away for a quiet retreat, I’m thinking this town would be the place.

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Brian & I probably spend an hour or so taking pictures here before moving on. Our next stop was Long Beach, WA, named because they have a very, very long stretch of beach…

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And not much else. Even the Seagulls looked bored!

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We moved on to Astoria, OR where we saw the Goonies house and stopped here at the Bowpicker for lunch.

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I know it doesn’t look like much, but they serve the best fish & chips I’ve ever had. they use Albacore Tuna for the fish. Very limited menu, basically just fish & chips! If you are ever in Astoria, this is a must do for your lunch.

I will be sharing more of the road trip in bite-sized pieces over the next few weeks. Thanks for stopping by.

I hope your travels have filled your heart with joy.

xo

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11 Responses to Road Trip – Along HWY 101

  1. I can’t wait, looking forward to more and the travels, now I will be wanting fish and chips for lunch the rest of the day. Love the landscapes especially the old boat, great comp. The fog rising awesome such a wonderful area. Love the header

  2. Jana says:

    Oh fun, we get to do a virtual trip with you! – Can’t wait to see more! Thanks for taking us along!- JBV

  3. Darlene says:

    Thank you for sharing. I love your photos and I would love to visit one day – the quiet foggy towns are for me.
    The Goonies love that movie.
    love the old fishing boat next to red boathouse or barn.
    I love traveling through your eyes.
    great shots

  4. Sylvia says:

    Your photos are gorgeous, Carol, such wonderful places !
    Looks like you both had a great road trip !
    Have a nice evening,
    Sylvia

  5. What a lovely way to spend 9 days. And to get to stop along the way and take pictures….oooh that would be a dream. I have been to the La Push area of WA before and it is just beautiful. That was many years ago though…decades even.

  6. Dotti says:

    Quiet? Maybe. Beautiful? Definitely! I loved following you on IG while you were traveling so I look forward to more here on your blog.

  7. Sheila says:

    What a wonderful vacation. These images are lovely – you really captured the quiet beauty of these places. Happy Birthday 🙂

  8. June says:

    These are wonderful, Carol! I love a road trip! You’ve captured the essence of that fishing village. Nicely done. Oh, and the yawning seagull? just perfect!

  9. Sharon says:

    Thank you for sharing your lovely photos, Carol. I don’t know this area of the world, but clearly I’m missing out! The restaurant on the boat is fascinating. And I really love the daisies along the shore. I’m looking forward to more of your artful images. Glad you had such a relaxing trip!

  10. Radish says:

    Thanks for the photos. I love that trip and will do it next month. I hope you got to go to some of the places just the north side of the Columbia river. What a vista that is. We usually go from Seattle to Arcata in two or three days, and that is not leasurely enough.

  11. Becca says:

    Looks wonderful to me! We are still having fun exploring the Washington coast and other local areas! I suppose someday I’d love to see Italy, but currently, I am just so happy and content with the beauty that surrounds me. Must be from being stuck in the desert for so long. 🙂

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