The rest of the Oregon coast

Haceta Head lighthouse

Haceta Head lighthouse

We heard rumour that route 101 along the northern half of the Oregon coast was even more twisty/turny and picturesque then the southern part.  Sounds like a perfect excuse for an overnight road trip on the motorcycles. We setup camp just outside of Florence and after a good night’s sleep, we loaded up the bikes for a trip up the coast to Astoria. As has been the norm since we hit the coast, gray, cold, and misty rain accompanied us the whole trip up.

Rogue Brewery Public House

Rogue Brewery Public House

Astoria is the northernmost town on the Oregon coast and sits along side the Columbia River.  There is a great deal of history and we enjoyed checking out the beautiful old victorian homes.  A bonus of this destination was the fact that Rogue Brewery has a satellite “Public House” right on the water.  After finding lodgings for the night we stretched our legs walking the 2.5 miles along the river to get there.  We had fun sampling the beer and pub fare.

A rare sight, the sun on the Oregon coast

A rare sight, the sun on the Oregon coast

We took the ‘more’ scenic route on the way home, the 3 Capes Scenic trail. The sun even came out at one point. We were a little startled to see these odd black shapes moving all around us. Then we remembered what shadows look like and stopped at one of the many wayside areas to enjoy our few minutes of sun. 20 minutes later, we were back to our familiar gray. Missing the sun more than ever now, we are headed back inland in hopes of seeing it again one day 🙂

One Response to “The rest of the Oregon coast”

  1. lindsay lu lu and joshy says:

    12 more days guys!!!! WOOOOO WHOOOOOOOO!

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