Tuesday, August 19, 2008
In this you also see Ellen's potting shed (darker turquoise color), and the very West end of my 24 X 36 foot garage/workshop building (lighter green).
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Sunday, July 6, 2008
Here is a picture from today (6 July, 08) showing the back porch. Also two from the other day showing the view looking in from the front door toward the sliding glass door to the back and one looking in toward the front door, showing the living area. It measures about 15 feet by about 26 1/2 feet. You can see how the inside and outside living areas flow together. I am hoping to get new paint and new kitchen counters and cabinets installed this Winter. We will see how that goes, eh?
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
What's the draw?
The ocean! And a 28-mile stretch of beach that makes (debatable) claims at being the world's longest. An eclectic mix of funky old beach cottages, modern condos and vintage hotels. There's a rewarding array of foodie-inspired eateries of every ilk. Plus Jake the Alligator Man at Marsh's Free Museum.
What's new this summer?
A "Blues & Seafood" evening joins the annual Jazz & Oysters event in August. Cape Disappointment State Park hosts a free Waikiki Beach Concert Series on the second and fourth Saturdays of June, July and August (2 p.m.). And Washington's coastal recreational salmon fishery has a new allure with the recent closure of salmon fishing off California and Oregon.
YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE OWNING A HOME HERE!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Within walking distance of our house you can find gorgeous wetlands with herons, eagles, ducks, beavers, and a host of other beautiful creatures. Turn the other direction and walk West a couple of blocks and you can see sunsets over the Pacific Ocean, whirling formations of shore-birds, a fishing boat offshore, or a drive on the beach.
Adventure further on your way to Astoria, Oregon (more about Astoria later) you come to the 4.2 mile Astoria - Megler bridge over the Columbia River, which Ellen has walked in a fund raiser. Turn North and you can drive (or ride your bike or kayak if you are adventurous) to the pristine and bounteous Willapa Bay (best oysters in the world!).
CLICK HERE to see pix of the beach and Ocean Park (about a mile and a half North), where you can watch an old time red flashing stop light at the corner with Doc's tavern (coldest glass of beer for MILES around!) kitty corner from the drugstore, Jack's Country Store kitty corner from the Eagles club.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
- National Motor Lifeboat School at Cape Disapointment
- The nearest town is the village of Ocean Park
- Lighthouses you can visit - Cape Disapointment and North Head Light
- Discover the history of the Graveyard of The Pacific
- A little more about the great long beach can be found HERE
- Some of the iron at last year's ROD RUN TO THE END OF THE WORLD
- Best oysters in the world RIGHT HERE
- Get your razor clam digging license at JACKS COUNTRY STOREclick here or on the map to enlarge