Blogs from Cape Lookout, Oregon, United States, North America


It was a short drive to Tillamook. It was early enough in the day that I avoided the crowds heading to the coast from the city. The search for breakfast was harder than expected as the first several restaurants along the main drag were closed for the day or even the week. Apparently the main tourist season hadn't fully begun yet. One of my goals for this trip was to stick to small, local restaurants when eating out. In desperation I pulled up to the IHOP. After a hot breakfast and way too much coffee, I headed to Fred Meyers for supplies and to make some calls. I had a feeling I wouldn't have cell coverage at the campsite, which would turn out to be true for much of the coast. After finding space in my ... read more
Raccoon Prints
Netarts Bay

North America » United States » Oregon » Cape Lookout June 12th 2014

Flew into Portland, and immediately drove over to the coast for our stay at Cape Lookout B&B. Katie & Jim have made their home a great B&B...quiet setting, super breakfasts and great suggestions for taking in the sites. Jim also gave a good suggestions for our day of scoping out the coast up to Astoria and back. Not sure why, maybe confusion, but there were more than one Haystack rock formations along the coast. Regardless the beaches were beautiful, not what I was expecting after our trips to Pacific coast travels in CA. We went up to Astoria. We enjoyed the Maritime Museum url= , always enjoy learnin... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Cape Lookout March 27th 2008

Our original ambitious plan was to head down the Oregon coast to San Fran, head east into the Yosemite national park, then travel north back to Vancouver via the interior. We had planned well ahead to camp, and had purchased all the right wet weather gear. We were prepared for bad weather. Needless to say, I was so excited to go on this trip. I really wanted to be close to nature again, away from big cities, public transport, people, time. So we set off early on the Tuesday morning in the rental car. The drive down to Oregon is long and boring. And once we passed the US - Canadian border, it was just straight, on the I5 all the way to Oregon. US highways are good well marked roads with plenty of rest stops. ... read more
Fort Stevens State Park1
Fort Stevens State Park2
Fort Stevens State Park3

North America » United States » Oregon » Cape Lookout September 1st 2007

On our way to Oregon, we stopped at Chinook Harbor and Fort Columbia in Washington. After we crossed over the Astoria bridge into Oregon, we visited Fort Stevens. There was a shipwreck on shore, the Peter Iredale. It must be at least 200 feet long with most of it buried under the sand. We saw the Columbia river entrance from the south side and the extensive jetty repair they are doing. Then we drove down the rocky coast. It's almost unbelievable the number and the size and dimensions of the rocks that just pop out of the ocean along the coast. We didn't drive very far today, we are just so fascinated with this beautiful coast. We found a campsite at Cape Lookout State Park, which was right on the ocean. We walked the beach and ... read more
Ship heading upriver on the Columbia
Wreck of the Peter Iredale
Rocks Popping out of ocean

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