Hubby’s picture of the harbor
Our time in the Columbia River Gorge is spent at Ainsworth State Park where it is just $20 for full hook-ups. Numerous waterfalls are just down the ancient Highway 30, a few miles from the camp. Hiking trails are running everywhere. We are back in the mountains and everything is green!
Columbia River Gorge
The Multnomah Falls, a 620 f00t waterfall, is our first destination. Getting a good picture is way beyond my ability….this is only the top of the falls.
It’s foggy and feels like rain and there’s a Camping World in the gorge! We need to replace our broken hitch lock and converter latch, both destroyed on the horrible roads.
One hundred or so dollars later we are leaving as happy campers. The two items are accompanied by a new rug and new placemat (both on sale) and two new LED’s for the side table.
It’s time to head to the Oregon coast! It’s not far but it’s late. The All Stays ONP app indicates a Wal Mart in McMinnville, OR and there’s a brand new car wash next door! (The truck and camper were washed in lower BC but only the top layer of mud was removed.)
It’s busy street next to the store…..not accustomed to so much traffic! Our motor home neighbors are grilling steak in the parking lot!
We are warned that the Oregon coast is very crowded on the weekend. The state park people suggest we try the Newport Marina and RV Park.
They are full on the regular sites but have space available in the dry camping lot…$18 a night.
Suddenly we are in the midst of another world! Our back window faces the harbor and from the side we are watching the fish cleaning table loaded with pounds of halibut and tuna. A short walk away is the fishing pier where everyone is crabbing!
The young child holding this starfish says it’s for his Chinese grandmother who will make starfish soup!
Red Rock Crabs
The beach is also nearby…….
There’s so much to do…not sure where to start. Deciding to get some exercise, we walk to the beach. On the way we see signs not seen back in the southeast!
I am feeling rested and enjoying the time with my husband. We are taking lots of pictures.
This is a foldup 7.5 watt solar panel designed to charge cell phones. This one came from Canadian Tire in Whitehorse….had to wait until we were back in the states and had sunshine before it could be tested.
It works great! (But much slower than an electric charge.)Sunforce 22007 Coleman 7.5 watt portable solar panel.
It’s at Amazon…sorry, could not get the link to work.