On my morning walk one of my friends mentioned Matapeake Beach. I have been to the fishing pier numerous times but I think I have only been to beach once and that was a long time ago. It’s 46 degrees so no ice or snow but I did get a couple of good pictures
Our last night on the cruise and the sunset was just beautiful. I took lots and lots of pictures as the sky changed colors. It’s going to be hard to decide which one to enlarge and frame and hang on the wall
Foggy and rainy morning in Astoria, Oregon. The bridge connects Washington and Oregon and is 4.1 miles long. It is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America. However, the Bay Bridge at home is 4.3 miles.
Astoria is the oldest city in the state and was the first American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains
It is claimed that Clark Gable began his career at the Astoria theatre in 1922
A scene from one of our favourite TV shows Eureka was set in Astoria. Other notable movies filmed in Astoria include Short Circuit, Kindergarten Cop and Free Willy 2
Average rainfall in Astoria is 60 yes 60 inches. They usually have only a couple of inches of snow every couple years and when it does snow the whole town shuts down since they have a lot of hills. Locals call Astoria a mini San Francisco Because it rain so much there is a lot of moss as you can see from the picture below
Native American lore contains numerous legends to explain the eruptions of Mt. St. Helens. The most famous is legend told by the Klickitats. In their tale, the chief of the gods, Tyree Saghalie and his two sons, Pashto and Wy’east traveled down the Columbia River in search of a suitable area to settle. They came upon an area and thought they had never seen a land so beautiful The sons quarrelled over the land and to solve the disput, their father shot two arrows one to the north for Pashto and one to the south for Wy’east. Saghalie then built the Bridge of the Gods so his family could travel back and forth.
When the two sons of Saghalie both fell in love with a beautiful maiden named Loowit, she could not choose between them. The two young chiefs fought over her, burying villages and forests in the process. The area was devastated and th earth shook so violently that the huge bridge fell into the river, creating the Cascades Rapids of the Columbia River Gorge
For punishment, Saghalie struck down each of the lovers. Wy’east, with his head lifted in pride became Mt Hood and Pashto, with his head bent toward his fallen love, was turned into Mt Adams. The fair Loowit became Mt St Helens