We left our inn at Cannon Beach this morning and headed north to Astoria. On the way we stopped by Seaside to have lunch at a wonderful little restaurant, the Fireside Grill. Our food was absolutely delicious!
Then we drove around a bit in Seaside to get the feel for the town. We thought about stopping to look at shops, but decided to move on to possibly more interesting things in Astoria.
Our destination in Astoria was the Columbia River Maritime Museum. It wasn’t particularly exciting, but it was interesting. They have a LOT of models of old ships that were very cool to look at. It made me want to build a model ship myself. Trish isn’t so sure that’s a great idea, though.
We watched a film there called “Sharks 3D”. It had videos of sharks, in 3D. Other than that we weren’t very pleased with it — as we watch a lot of documentaries, there was nothing new for us in it other than the 3D-ness of the sharks, which was nice in that it provided a sense of scale.
After the museum we headed to our campsite. It turns out that we picked a very nice site. There’s a lot of privacy and it’s very large. We could put up 5 tents on this site if we wanted to! The folks driving around selling firewood said this is their favorite site in the whole park.
Tomorrow we’ll head back through Astoria and continue east. We’ll cross the Columbia and head north a bit to Castle Rock, where we charged on our way down 10 days ago. This will complete the big loop of our trip. We’ll be camping at the state park next to Silver Lake there.