“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust
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.
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.
This town was a little too quiet for my taste, but I’m sure you will agree, the area is quite beautiful.
If I wanted to get away for a quiet retreat, I’m thinking this town would be the place.
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…
And not much else. Even the Seagulls looked bored!
We moved on to Astoria, OR where we saw the Goonies house and stopped here at the Bowpicker for lunch.
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.