Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Catching up - 2

Made it to Hoquaim and the bridge construction did not affect us thankfully as it was 9:30 and we were tired. Several people checking in so we had to wait a bit. But we had a room and got a good night's sleep.

Next morning at breakfast I learned something new. There are different types (colors) of sweet potatoes. I had a choice of country potatoes or has browns so I chose the country potatoes. I got white and orange sweet potatoes which I recognized but wasn't too sure about the pink and purple potatoes so I asked and learned they were sweet potatoes as well. Interesting!

Stopped off to see a beach - Grayland Beach. Love driving the coastline.

See signs along the way for "Tsunami Evacuation Route"! Saw some signs "water across road" and these people live right there so do their houses flood when there's water across the road? Inquiring minds want to know!

Driving to Cape Flattery passed Sekiu - lots of boats and RV's.

Stopped of at Beard's Hollow (in honor of our friend Greg)and North Head Lighthouse. North
Head was built because the ship captains couldn't see the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse showing the entrance to the Columbia River in time to sail into the bay. Lots of people there - small parking lots - had to park on the street. Don't know what they do during the busy season.

Cape Disappointment is the oldest continually operating lighthouse on the West Coast.

Took a slight detour to get a picture of the Ahlberg covered bridge. Apparently the bridge was covered when the planks became too slick for the livestock to cross safely.

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