CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT, WA

It's been a couple days since I last posted, so here it goes! My first stop in Washington was Cape Disappointment. It's in the Southwest corner of the state, just North of the Columbia River. Don't let the name fool you, it was one of the most magical places that I have been to. As I arrived the fog was settling in and the wind was howling with all its might down the beach. It was almost dreamlike. I camped in spot #106 which was in the tree line just footsteps to the beach. Riddled up and down the coast were thousands of pieces of driftwood and people built forts out of it in the most interesting shapes. The structures themselves were impeccable, some would say artistic. Had I not paid for my camp spot, I would have camped inside one of them that night! Head there and build one for yourself.

FORT STEVENS SP, OR

Over a century ago (1906), the Peter Iredale ship was sailing up the Oregon coast en route to the Columbia river when it ran ashore. A couple of days ago I set out to explore what was left of it as the sun started to dip below the ocean's horizon. The only remaining parts are the bow and the masts. It is a great stop on the border of Oregon and Washington, very close to Astoria.

Side note, if you're ever in Astoria (adorable little town), definitely check out "STREET 14TH COFFEE HOUSE" for the best atmosphere and coffee/tea.

Farewell, Oregon.