Crater National Park to Portland via the Oregon Coast.
Driving back to the coast was a mix of rolling grasslands, forests, and rivers. It reminded me of the western movies when pioneers rolled their wagons into unexplored valleys.
Once we reached the coast our first stop was in Florence. The town is surrounded by rolling sand dunes, miles of beaches. Leaving Florence, we travelled North following the coast with amazing scenery such as Rocky Headlands, tidal pools and one beautiful lighthouse named Heceta. We did not visit the Sea Lion Cave, but we were told it is the largest in the world. (Seen enough Sea Lions around the world)
The Oregon North Coast is full of historic towns, the long stretches of uninterrupted sandy beaches, great seafood, and clam chowder. (Clary’s favourite) lots of secluded spots for camping, campfire and to enjoy the wild sea. Cape Meares is a sleepy village between a lake and the large bluff of Cape Meares. A must do is to visit the lighthouse and the amazing views. Next stop is Pacific city where you can watch the surfers. Cannon Beach is a small coastal city in northwest Oregon. It is known for its long, sandy shore, and Haystack Rock is a seasonal haven for tufted puffins. We thought Puffins were only in Iceland. How wrong we were.
From here we turned inland towards Portland. Halfway we found a great camp spot on top of a hill overlooking the hills surrounding the area.
Portland is located and
Portland is also called the city of roses; Portland is located at the confluence of the Willamette and Colombia rivers. This forms the border between Oregon and Washington with a population of around 660000 people it is the most populous city in Oregon. And with 2.6 million people living in the metropolitan area, it is the 25th most populous in the USA. The other name for Portland is Bridgetown due to the many bridges of which three are over one hundred years old.
We were invited by Jeff and Shyanne Cohagan in Battle Ground just across the border with Washington. we met Jeff and Shyanne in Mexico 3 years ago. Jeff will do a service on my truck while we visit Holland for family reasons.
Till Next time when we Visit Mt Hood and the Colombia River area
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