Late Friday afternoon I made my way up Highway 101 along the Oregon coast to Astoria. There is nothing better than the smell of seaside air.
In addition to the beautiful scenery I also drove through numerous little seaside towns that are primarily fishing villages specializing particularly in Dungeness crab-- although several of them clearly cater to tourists as well.
I had food in the cooler for Friday night dinner but it is still there. Lots of these towns had little seafood restaurants which I couldn't resist. I stopped at the the "Whale Spout" in the town of Rockaway and had an oyster sandwich (mostly because I've never had such a thing) and a bowl of clam chowder.
This morning we are covered in a dense fog which is starting to burn off. Today I'm going to Fort Clatsop which was Lewis & Clark's final destination at the mouth of the Columbia River. They spent three months here during the winter of 1805 before heading home.
I'm going to head home as well. I still plan on hitting the road early Sunday morning or perhaps even Saturday night.