We left Astoria knowing that we had less than 150 miles to drive. Piece of cake, right? Not on Highway 101 and not when we were stopping every few miles.
What an incredible day! One minute it was gloriously sunny; the next it was raining, and all of it was wonderful!
I’d aleady had my feet in the Pacific Ocean off of the Washington Coast, and on this day I did the same in Oregon.
Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach
Forgive me! I just realized that these next four images are from Cape Disappointment State Park in Washington!
The Astoria-Megler Bridge
My apologies for the lack of order of these photos! Hope you enjoyed them anyway!
What a thrill it is to spend the entire day driving the Pacific Coast Highway! Mile by mile of exploration with the only downside being that I wanted to stop and photograph EVERYTHING! We had 10 days to get from Seattle to LA and we could have spent weeks! Still, it was a gift just to be there and we will be back!
Day 2 on the road found us leaving Port Angeles, driving through Olympic National Park, and ending up in Astoria, Oregon.
This view brought tears to my eyes.
But that view came after miles of driving through fog, which was stunningly beautiful even though it blocked some of the view.
At the end of the day, we found a local brewery and enjoyed a cold beverage. Happiness!
What do you do when you have 3 hours in Seattle? After arriving by plane from Virginia, and with WAY TOO MANY options, we picked up our rental car and made a quick stop at the Pike Place Market.
After enjoying Fish Tacos and a local craft beer, with vows to return, we took the Edmonds Kingston Ferry to the Olympic Peninsula.
Like many on the East Coast of the United States, the weather was wild in Southwest Virginia on October 31st. This photo was taken 2 days later while helping a friend hand out candy to those who came by. The absence of costumed folks in this image, belies the fact that there were HUNDREDS of trick or treaters!
This year, I was able to ride into Pennsylvania, my 9th state on the bike (I also was able to visit Oregon, my 48th state overall … but that’s another story). This image reveals my excitement about visiting Pennsylvania, Gettysburg to be specific. I also rode through Western Maryland and West Virginia, both previously visited, during this 1200 mile ride in July.
You’ve heard me say this before, but I am FOR REAL, trying to find time for blogging! It’ll probably just be some photography for now … but Let’s Go!
What? Is this an actual post from LB? Yes indeed it is!
I’m still struggling to balance work / civic commitments / some fun and blogging, and while I’ve continued to contribute to Monochromia each week, I’ve clearly not done so well here. I’ll make it back, I swear!!
This post links to my contribution to Monochromia this week.
I took a 1200 mile motorcycle ride last week, my annual solo trip, and had the joy of riding through this gap. The Sideling Hill Road Cut on Interstate 68 and US 40 in Western Maryland, is a 340 foot deep notch excavated from the ridge of Sideling Hill. It is notable as an impressive man-made mountain pass, visible from miles away, and is considered to be one of the best rock exposures in Maryland and the entire northeastern United States.
The image on Monochromia is of the bridge that runs over the highway.
This last image shows the cut in the mountain from many miles away.
Be back soon (I hope!)