The journal kept by Capt Clark described just 12 days without rain during the winter they spent there. Yes, I know how they felt.
|Our tour of Fort Clatsop was in the sun! Hooray!|
We spent a little more time in Astoria today too, most of it at the Columbia River Maritime Museum where we enjoyed being outside in the sunshine.
|Careful not to call these "tugs" -- they're "pilots"|
|Harrison Ford... er... I mean "Wayne" strolling the pier|
|Lexie isn't afraid of walking along the pier.|
|Saw Harrison Ford again.|
These past four sunny day will wrap up our Oregon visit for now. Tomorrow, we'll move on into Washington. The bridge into Washington is even more beautiful in the sunshine.
|An old church just across the river into Washington, along Highway 101|
|Looking back into Astoria across the mouth of the Columbia River.|
|From the Washington side of the bridge again.|
Leaving Oregon, I couldn't help but think how appropriate the names of two nearby places really are: Dismal Nitch and Cape Disappointment.