Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Best Piece of Rusty Stuff Ever!!!

One day, while parked at Astoria, we went to see Fort Stevens, which guarded the mouth of the Columbia River from the Civil War through World War II.

The day we were there, they had lots of old military vehicles and enthusiasts dressed in authentic military uniforms.

It was fantastic!

Another view of the fort -

And one of the big guns.

I hope this guy doesn't see it...

We also went out to see one of the jetties that were built about 1890 to protect the ships entering the Columbia River.

But here's the highlight of the day - the hull of the Peter Iredale, the best piece of rusty stuff ever!!!

Shipwrecked in 1906, it was just amazing! I've been here before, and it does seem to be sinking a little into the sand. But still incredible!

We also went to see Youngs River Falls.

The trail to the falls went by this unique tree root system.

Sadly, we are at the end of our wonderful Lewis and Clark journey. On our last evening, we celebrated with a pot luck dinner, and I filmed a video of our final goodbye.


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