Well, it's lookin' to me like my desire to roll the Raider down the coast on Hwy 101... the glorious Pacific Coast Highway is likely Not gonna get done, this time around...
My hunger for makin' that ride, so far, has not exceeded my wish to do it... on a sunny day... and just now?... those Sunny days are few and far between... More like... Sunny Minutes. When it comes out, you'd best enjoy it... 'cause she ain't gonna stay 'round for long.
That's OK... don't want to rub ever'thing off my Bucket List in one trip right? ... I might end up livin' longer than expected... and I'll need some chores to do.
Pulled out of Cape Disappointment, in the rain, after takin' a morning walk up behind the Lighthouse on the Cape... and pulled into a place called Sand Beach... you guessed it... in the rain... yesterday. Along the way, we crossed over that big long bridge over the Columbia, at Astoria
... See that Sunshine? ... Twenty minutes later...
|*Another 'Blow' comin' fast!*|
|*The Promise of Sunshine on the Oregon Coast*|
|*Cape Disappointment Lighthouse in heavy surf*|
|*Dead Man's Cove at Cape Disappointment*|
So... rather than get the bike down we just rolled the truck into town to do a tour of the Tillamook cheese plant and take a lil' look see of the area...
I don't know that I'd roll clean 'cross the country to tour that place... but, their cheese is the only kind I buy, so it was kind of fun to see where it started out at... I'd not go walkin' into the Tillamook Cheese Factory expectin' some sort of a religious experience... but, like I said, was interesting to see where the cheese I like starts out...
and, they do have a good gift shop and cafe' area... I sat and had a cup of 'Sisters Coffee' while herself wandered around their gift shop... works out good that way.
If you're haulin' ATV's Sand Beach campground, on the coast of the bay, just south west a bit of Tillamook, Oregon is a pretty good place to stop and play. This time of year, we've got the place dang near to ourselves... but I expect it's a hustling place in good weather, and in season. Something close to a thousand acres of coastal sand dunes to play on, great, large sites to hold your rig and park your quads... you might want to make a note of it... if you're headin' this way with toys in the back!
Nice thing for us is, I've got good sun... well... except for the clouds! ... but... those are still bright enough I'm actually getting some charging right on through 'em... even storm clouds are not as dark as the shade in the pines I guess.
I do like how you always seem to have to walk through a tight lil' grove of trees... on the way to most of the beaches around here...
|*coastal grove along the Washington Coast*|
Yondering Somewhere in Oregon...
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