September 27th (Day 24): Oregon coast
|Bridge in Astoria, crossing Columbia River|
In the morning we hiked along Long Beach on the Seashore Trail, seeing the bones of a gray whale stranded here some time ago.
After visiting a lighthouse in Cape Disappointment State Park we continued our trip into the South, crossing the Columbia River and heading into Oregon. While we had our lunch picnic at Cannon Beach fog started crawling in from the ocean so we would drive through fog for the rest of the day as soon as we got closer than half a mile to the coast line.
We drove until Waldport where we spent the next night.
September 28th (Day 25): U.S. Route 101 South
|Fisher boat leaving Florence harbour|
Next day we had breakfast in Florence in a cute little cafe where you could watch grandma cooking the breakfast for you.
We stopped in one of the state parks exploring the Oregon dunes and later the day we bumped into California where we made it to Crescent City. We stopped by the Redwood National Park Visitor Center to get us some tips for a day hike for the next day.