A Month Of Sundays: Day 18 (#546)

Ah, Oregon here I come.  Continuing my journey south today, I will re-enter Oregon and be back on the coast at a place called Rockaway Beach RV park in the little seaside town of Rockaway.

This may become one of my favorite places because I will be able to just step outside my little home on wheels and walk to town or to the beach or on a trail.

On my way to Rockaway, I stopped at a rest area right before crossing a 4 mile long bridge over the mouth of the Columbia River from Washington to Astoria, Oregon.

In all my 9 years of travel with all the stops at rest areas on all the highways in all the states, this is the first time I have ever seen this little bit of cheer greeting me.


Fresh flowers at Lewis & Clark rest area

Beginning of 4 mile long bridge

Beginning of 4 mile bridge








Crab Shack in Garibaldi

Crab Shack in Garibaldi













After setting up at my campsite in Rockaway, I drove to the seaport town of Garibaldi for fresh caught Dungeness crab.  Back at camp I put the crab on ice and packed a BLT into my vest for a long walk on the beach just across the road from the park.

While sitting on some rocks eating my sandwich some inquisitive rock squirrels (little beggars) appeared.  I fed them most of the sourdough bread from my lunch.   A piece of bacon fell,  I picked it up and offered it to a squirrel but it turned up its nose, only wanting bread.  So now I know squirrels do not eat pig.  Sounds logical.


On the beach I found tens of thousands of tiny jellyfish, less than an inch long strewn all along the sand.  I placed some on a sand dollar for a better photo.  They are purple sailor jellyfish.  If you look closely, you can see their little sails.



Rockaway Beach; town and mountains in background


Twin Rocks off the coast at Rockaway

Thankful for a day of warmth and wonder ~


ps. This country never ceases to amaze me ~

About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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6 Responses to A Month Of Sundays: Day 18 (#546)

  1. Sher says:

    Beautiful pictures Anne. Sounds like you are having a great time there. Thanks for sharing your adventures with me.

  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Rockaway area is so beautiful. I’m glad you got to drive the bridge. Welcome back to Oregon. 😀

  3. Connie T says:

    Did you find the sand dollar there?

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