It was near the days end we drove through Tillamook and passed a favorite name brand for dairy products.
Tours are offered at Tillamook Cheese from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. but 4:30 was too late in the day for even a single ice cream sampling. The dreaded GERD would cause grief for Wayne if he even thought about it.
We agreed to make a return trip to tour the Tillamook Cheese facility if we stay on at tonight's campground for more than just a single night. This day, we only stretched our legs and then drove on.
Today's destination turned out to be the Barview Jetty County Campground located on Garibaldi Bay in Tillamook County. While the campground location was pretty spectacular, right on the bay, complete with sandy beaches, jetties, access to fishing, a tidal area and trails through the woods nearby -- it was a crowded mess. There are apparently no restrictions on the number of people, tents, campers or vehicles on a campsite. There were two campers, five tents and dozens of people on the sides either side of us. It was not a pretty sight.
We stayed one night at Barview Jetty County Campground and did enjoy taking the dogs out onto the beach once again. Armed with my trusty Nikon Coolpix again, I snapped more pictures. This time, I'll load them as a slide show. Enjoy, if you love seeing our dogs -- tolerate or skip the slide show all together if you don't.
My morning walk around Barview Jetty County Campground was nice and refreshing as I hiked out pretty far onto the jetty and took this short video. Click here to see my early morning video of Garibaldi Bay If you prefer to see just a single photo taken from the jetty, looking back at the campground, it's below....
|These weather scenes can be inspiring or depressing, depending on one's mood, I guess.|
|The view south from where we stopped.|
|W.H.Smalley, Captain, USS Endie|
|The bridge at Astoria. The other end was being painted last summer. |
Bridge painting is almost a "looping" project on saltwater bridges.