RV sites are in a parking lot area like Winchester Bay, where we stayed recently, but smaller. There are some sites right on the river but are a little short for us but we have an end site, with water and electric and a great view of the river anyway.
We drove into Long Beach Friday to see if there were any campgrounds we might to stay next but really didn't see anything we liked. We may go farther up the coast. We stopped to take a picture or two in the area including one of the Astoria Bridge.
Almost 2,000 ships and about 700 lives have been claimed by the treacherous waters off the Peninsula over the past 300 years. Ships often had trouble traversing the Columbia River bar, the area in which the gigantic flow of the river rushes headlong into towering ocean waves.
We headed to Astoria's Sunday Market, which is in the heart of the historic downtown area. It spans 4 blocks and is the second largest farmer's market in Oregon. It is also near the waterfront. Astoria is a very cool looking town right on the Columbia River, where it meets the ocean. Many of the houses sit on top of hills that overlook the town and the river.
The Astoria–Megler Bridge is a steel cantilever through truss bridge that spans the Columbia River between Astoria, Oregon and Point Ellice near Megler, Washington, in the United States. Located 14 miles (23 km) from the mouth of the river, the bridge is 4.1 miles (6.6 km) long and was the last completed segment of U.S. Route 101 between Olympia, Washington, and Los Angeles, California. It is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America.
Picture belows shows only a small portion of the many fishing boats out in the water. It is Salmon fishing time!!!
We had gone to a number of covered bridges in Cottage Grove, OR last year. Here is one we stopped at in Washington.
Our days here have reminded me of our California June gloom, where it is foggy or cloudy and the sun comes out around 5 or 6 in the evening. Of course, Monday morning, the day we are leaving to head north, is sunny. C'est la Vie. :) We are headed to Lake Quinault, a beautiful campground on the lake, where we stayed on a vacation a number of years ago. It is only about 3 hours up the road.