Apologies to my intrepid followers for that last post of too many words. What a good and dedicated bunch of peeps you are! Sometimes my fingers just get going and I can’t get ‘em to quit. (The same thing happens with my feet, too, which you’ll learn more about in the next segment.) This post will be mostly images. Coastal fog welcomed me to Netarts, Oregon. Well, so did my friends. But frankly, after all the heat, the smoke, and the fires, being enveloped in moisture was a spa-like experience. Netarts is a tiny community on a hooked finger of land that juts into the Pacific Ocean just south of Tillamook, Oregon. There’s much to see and do around Tillamook: the Tillamook Cheese Factory, the Tillamook Air Museum, the Garibaldi Maritime Museum, The Three Capes Scenic Loop, a plethora of light houses and miles and miles of beaches that offer crabbing, clamming, and fishing, kayaking, and just plain being.
Since I’d already done many of the touristy things and so had my friends with their previous hordes of guests, we were content to soak up the cool weather, the sea food, the farmer’s market, and each other’s company. Of course, my friends’ two Golden Retrievers provided additional entertainment. How did Lewis and Clark hack their way through these forests to discover the Pacific Ocean?