Pacific Coast Highway and Grayland - Days 27 & 28
We left Lincoln City, Oregon and travelled along the Pacific Coast Highway 101, made a quick stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory (along with hundreds of others) to purchase some cheese and ice cream, and arrived in Grayland, WA in the late afternoon.
Opened 55 years ago in 1966, the Astoria-Megler Bridge it is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America at just over 4 miles in length.
Tracey took this picture of us crossing over the Columbia River on the Astoria-Megler Bridge.
Grayland was on the Pacific Ocean and we visited two beaches while there. The beach picture below looked like the lunar surface to us.
There were cars driving on this beach, but not us…
We enjoyed a wonderful Father’s Day dinner at the Wheelhouse Restaurant in Grayland. We couldn’t have asked for a more delicious meal or better service! Somehow we managed not to get a picture of all of us sitting around the table enjoying our meal or of the beautifully prepared and served dinners.
Monday morning we drove into Westport, a quaint little beach town about 12 miles from where we were staying, and walked to the top of the watchtower, along the beach and through most of the shoppes. It is billed as the Pacific Northwest’s #1 surfing destination and a working marina with fishing and charter boats coming and going. The town boasts that people come from “all over the globe to experience world class fishing and surfing.”
When reading about the town, I found a video of this king tide that occurred November 13, 2020 when the tide was 11 feet and the swell was up to 22 feet. AmazIng!
The Stores of Westport looking from observation tower
On our drive, we saw these Scotch broom yellow bushes everywhere. Although they are pretty to see along the roadway, their prolific growth inhibits reforestation after timber harvest by competing with seedling trees. They are native to Europe and considered a “noxious weed” in Oregon and Washington.
- We drove 184 miles to Grayland; Trip total is 3,464 miles
- Miles driven in CRV 84; Touring total is 1,134 miles
- We stayed at the Kenanna RV Park for $39.50 per night. Total campground cost is $961 or an average of $34.32 per night
- Groceries and eating out total $699.67 or 24.98 per day