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Adventure in PNW – Day 9 and Day 10

To keep it brief: I drove from San Francisco (CA) to Vancouver (BC), and back. Along the way I stayed in Coos Bay (OR), Portland (OR), Seattle (WA), Vancouver (BC), Victoria (BC), and Eugene (OR). This post is:

DAY NINE AND DAY TEN: Victoria, BC to Eugene, OR and Eugene, OR to San Francisco, CA

DAY NINE: Victoria, BC to Eugene, OR

What a doozy. For one of the first times in my life, I’ve witnessed true quality. I’ve explored the expansive nature of the Northwestern United States, seen the beauty of Southwestern Canada, tasted the quality of a delicious and expensive meal, and heard the sounds of cities and emptiness alike.

As I wrapped up my travels and began my journey homeward, I realized that I never once yearned for home. I didn’t have that feeling that I was missing out on something. I wasn’t fazed that I wasn’t fazed without my superficial and material goods/toys at home. I was relieved by it all and felt at ease. Being able to re-explore this adventure with you, my readers, I have felt the familiar rush and sense of wonderment once again. But the end of this trip isn’t quite without it’s sights to see and smells to breath, no.

As I woke up and walked to the ferry where I left my car for the night, I was greeted by a building that danced to its own lights:

And I strolled past the beautiful building I explored the day prior:

The Early Lights of the Capital Building as I left Victoria

The Early Lights of the Capital Building as I left Victoria

And then took the ferry back to the United States of America:

Early Morning Ferry Catches the Early Morning Sun

Early Morning Ferry Catches the Early Morning Sun

Other Side of the Ferry

Other Side of the Ferry

Back to the First Side Again

Back to the First Side Again

Doesn't Matter Which Side Anymore, It's All Gorgeous

Doesn’t Matter Which Side Anymore, It’s All Gorgeous

And finally took the short drive along the 101-South to the 5, going straight through Washington, a bunch of trees, Portland, OR, and finally Eugene, OR. Eugene was a fairly dead town, but the drive down was flush with trees, lakes, ocean, and wildlife.

Trees 'n Water Along the Drive Downward

Trees ‘n Water Along the Drive Downward

 

DAY TEN: Eugene, OR to San Francisco, CA

On the final leg of this trip, I decided to see some of the sights I’ve wanted to see but never had the urge to drive to: Crater Lake, Klamath Falls, and Mt Shasta. With one word I’ll describe everything I thought about each location:

Crater Lake: Magical

First View of the Lake -- Magic in Action

First View of the Lake — Magic in Action

The First View of Magic From Another Perspective

The First View of Magic From Another Perspective

Beautiful Lake, Really

Beautiful Lake, Really

Can't Stop Looking at This Darned Thing!

Can’t Stop Looking at This Darned Thing!

Second Stop Along the Lake, an Absolute Beauty!

Second Stop Along the Lake, an Absolute Beauty!

The Third View Along the Lake

The Third View Along the Lake

Second Look at the Third View

Second Look at the Third View

Third Look at the Third View, That's Three for Three!

Third Look at the Third View, That’s Three for Three!

Other Side of the Lake

Other Side of the Lake

The Other Side is Just as Grand

The Other Side is Just as Grand

After circling the magic that was Crater Lake, I drove down the highway taking the scenic route to Klamath Falls. I owe you a word:

Klamath Falls: Solemn

Driving to Klamath Falls

Driving to Klamath Falls

Other Side of the Drive

Other Side of the Drive

Rocky Point at Klamath Falls

Rocky Point at Klamath Falls

Overlooking Klamath Falls at Rocky Point

Overlooking Klamath Falls at Rocky Point

Overview of the Falls at Rocky Point

Overview of the Falls at Rocky Point

And finally, after taking the Volcanic Scenic route through Klamath Falls, I headed back south to get on the I-5 which headed right into Mt. Shasta.

Mt. Shasta: Serene

Mt Shasta

Mt Shasta

Over 10 hours of driving that day before I ended up home. The joy of walking overtook me just before the exhaustion pushed me into bed as I slept in my own apartment after 10 incredible days of traveling through the Pacific Northwest.

I’ve learned a lot on this trip and the emotions looking back have been overwhelming. I know there will be more to come, and I hope to return soon.

Adventure in PNW – Day 8

To keep it brief: I drove from San Francisco (CA) to Vancouver (BC), and back. Along the way I stayed in Coos Bay (OR), Portland (OR), Seattle (WA), Vancouver (BC), Victoria (BC), and Eugene (OR). This post is:

DAY EIGHT: Vancouver, BC to Victoria, BC

Victoria, BC was on the horizon. Leaving Vancouver was bittersweet; it’s not always easy leaving something you know you would come to love, but unfortunately time is like taxes: always getting in the way. We head out in the early morning to get a head start as our ferry took myself, my friend, and my trusted car across the narrow waterway.

 

The Crux of the Ferry Boat Railing

The Crux of the Ferry Boat Railing

Water is Abundant in the Ocean

Water is Abundant in the Ocean

Little Islands Flake the Ferry Lanes

Little Islands Flake the Ferry Lanes

People Pose for Pictures Posting Perpendicular P-Words

People Pose for Pictures Posting Perpendicular P-Words

The ferry, as you can plainly see, was a spectacle in itself. The long delay (took about an hour and a half waiting in the car before we could get on the darned thing) was complimented by the cold winds, but we were warmed by the sights of the expansive waterway and beautiful green islands. Beaches or cliffs lined them all and camping (you can really camp at any of these!) would have been an adventure. But my friend had an appointment with plane so after landing we scooted off onto the beautiful little island and I was left to take in the sights on my own.

Victoria, the beautiful flower of an island. I was lucky to get there during full bloom and you can surely see why:

Welcome to Victoria!

Welcome to Victoria!

The Capital Building was a Capital Sight

The Capital Building was a Capital Sight

The Capital Building Closer than Before but not Quite Close

The Capital Building Closer than Before but not Quite Close

I walked this little island on my feet of all things, strolling around and taking in the fresh air. It’s a beautiful place. Very small and quaint, but relaxing and refreshing. The pictures don’t do it justice but I snapped them all the same.

Mile 0 of the World Famous Victoria Mile Counting Sign

Mile 0 of the World Famous Victoria Mile Counting Sign

A Runner Runs Along the Oceanside

A Runner Runs Along the Oceanside

On the Other Side of the Runner was a Beach with Deadwood

On the Other Side of the Runner was a Beach with Deadwood

A Massive Catholic School Lined with Trees

A Massive Catholic School Lined with Trees

A Sign Signalling Beacon Hill Park

A Sign Signalling Beacon Hill Park

A Lake in the Park

A Lake in the Park

This Picture Makes Me Dizzy

This Picture Makes Me Dizzy

Ahhh, That's Better. Thanks Flowers

Ahhh, That’s Better. Thanks Flowers

You'll Never Guess What This Building Is (Answer on Next Picture's Caption)

You’ll Never Guess What This Building Is (Answer on Next Picture’s Caption)

It was a Church! And This One is Actually a Music Hall!

It was a Church! And This One is Actually a Music Hall!

A Better View of the Music Hall

A Better View of the Music Hall

Finally around the island I snapped a picture of the cross-streets only 2 blocks from my AirBnB. Such stupid names for streets.

What Stupid Names: Fisgard and Blanshard

What Stupid Names: Fisgard and Blanshard

The end of this trip is near. Only two more sleeps, and one more post. What a journey this has been.

Adventure in PNW – Day 6 and Day 7

To keep it brief: I drove from San Francisco (CA) to Vancouver (BC), and back. Along the way I stayed in Coos Bay (OR), Portland (OR), Seattle (WA), Vancouver (BC), Victoria (BC), and Eugene (OR). This post is:

DAY SIX AND DAY SEVEN: Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC and Biking in Vancouver. BC

DAY SIX: Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC

After Seattle, WA we spent the next day in a very slow manner by taking our time to get up, have breakfast, and get going. We drove up straight to Vancouver, BC in no rush at all. It may not have been the most exciting drive in the world but we wound through trees and and I guess I can’t complain. The biggest highlight? Probably this:


Yeah, it was that kind of day. Just a slow one to contrast against the wild previous ones. As we ended up in Vancouver a bit later in the day we kept it fairly mellow and checked out the scenes for our next day. Glad we did so as we witnessed a beautiful sunset along the harbor before heading to dinner at a local pub downtown in what looked like a miniature version of Paris. It was pretty cool. I love this city.

(I have better pictures of this, but not very good with editing them to reduce their size. Help wanted!)

Sun Sets in the Vancouver Harbor

Sun Sets in the Vancouver Harbor

We then headed to our resting area to plan our next day.

DAY SEVEN: Biking in Vancouver. BC

Back up in the morning with a plan: BIKING ALONG THE VANCOUVER SEA WALL AND A BIRTHDAY DINNER. Apologies for yelling, but the enthusiasm I have for Day Seven is unrivaled.

We rented the bikes (fairly cheaply in our neighborhood) and set off along the infamous sea wall, which is literally that: a wall that runs along the sea. No more words, pictures and video will do:

Rocks, Icons, and Tall Buildings -- Vancouver Sea Wall

Rocks, Icons, and Tall Buildings — Vancouver Sea Wall

One of the Many Bridges Along the Wall

One of the Many Bridges Along the Wall

Lighthouse With a View (Seated)

Lighthouse With a View (Seated)

Lighthouse with a View (Standing)

Lighthouse with a View (Standing)

The View without the Lighthouse

The View without the Lighthouse

Sea Wall Cliffs

Sea Wall Cliffs

Panorama of the Third Beach

Panorama of the Third Beach

The Third Beach

The Third Beach

Under one of the Bridges

Under one of the Bridges

Why They Call the Sea Wall the Sea Wall

Why They Call the Sea Wall the Sea Wall

Bikes on the Beach

Bikes on the Beach

(Again, missing a few fa-nominal pictures due to their size)

After the incredible biking session, we went back to rest and returned for the birthday dinner. My words simply are not vivid enough describe how absolutely fantastic it was, and unfortunately I did not take any pictures. But take my word for it: the best meal I have ever eaten, ever.

Finally, here is a picture of desert:

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

Thank you Vancouver. I will return, hopefully for several years.

The next day I drive to Victoria, BC. But by drive I mean, my car and I sit on a boat. Don’t miss a thing.

Adventure in PNW – Day 5

To keep it brief: I drove from San Francisco (CA) to Vancouver (BC), and back. Along the way I stayed in Coos Bay (OR), Portland (OR), Seattle (WA), Vancouver (BC), Victoria (BC), and Eugene (OR). This post is:

DAY FIVE: Seattle, WA (kinda)

Four days gone, what an adventure thus far. I’ve sat in a car for an entire day, explored two new cities, went to a music festival, and took a few snaps on my camera to prove it; it didn’t stop there. During the music festival we talked with some of the locals who unanimously agreed that nature is the best part of the area (confirming my first impression that there were way too many streets/highways), so we set out on Day 5 to see what exactly makes the nature so interesting. Luckily we had a beautiful sunny day as we hiked Bandera Mountain about an hour away of Seattle, WA.

A Mid-Way View of Bandera Mountain and the Highway That Winds Below

A Mid-Way View of Bandera Mountain and the Highway That Winds Below

Small Waterfall Along the Bandera Mountain Trail

Small Waterfall Along the Bandera Mountain Trail

View from the Trail with Mt Rainer in Sight

View from the Trail with Mt Rainer in Sight

This absolutely beautiful mountain was lush with flowers, some small waterfalls, and an incredible view. As we climbed the steep trail up the mountain, we progressively found it more difficult to find our footing. We laughed at the start, remembering how one local called this a more difficult hike, accusing him of never having been to San Francisco. We came to regret that. This was a hike for the ages, and the terrain got more and more interesting as we went on. The first two miles up were full of flowers and trees, simply beautiful before turning into a spectacular boulder climb.

The Dramatic Change in Terrain -- Front View

The Dramatic Change in Terrain — Front View

The Dramatic Change in Terrain -- Back View

The Dramatic Change in Terrain — Back View

Some Boulders to Climb

Some Boulders to Climb

We reached the summit and decided to take the Lake View trail rather than one of the more frequented trails in the fork and could not imagine what we were about to see. Expecting to hike to a view of a lake from afar, after the mile-or-so hike we realized that we were not walking to the birds-eye view we pictured in our heads — we stumbled right into it!

Walking Right into the Lake -- Was it Island Lakes?

Walking Right into the Lake — Was it Island Lakes?

Poorly Shot Panorama of the Lake

Poorly Shot Panorama of the Lake

Such an incredible reward for an incredible hike. It simply exceeded our expectations with aplomb. Fascinating and reflective. To think, this is such a small sliver of what’s outside of Seattle, just one lake out of many. We walked up a mountain from sea level and found a giant and beautiful lake at the top. The only thing that could equal this, to me, was the hike back being able to see it all again (and going downhill) while also seeing all of the small details we missed on the way up.

 

Moss Covers a Rock in a Sea of Green

Moss Covers a Rock in a Sea of Green

Trees and Rocks, A Green Dream

Trees and Rocks, A Green Dream

Exhausted, we journeyed back to the house to rest. This has simply been an eye-opening experience, this trip. The change in landscape between San Francisco has been nothing short of extraordinary and flush with nature.

Reflecting on this trip my thoughts were that we can take for granted our immediate surroundings, growing old in the boundaries we set for ourselves forgetting what nature really means. It’s not a picture on the screen, it’s not the videos on TV, and it’s not those trees planted in the sidewalk on the street. It’s life, continuously evolving and growing stronger; it’s life adapting to everything else around it; it’s life experiencing the act of existing for the sole purpose of living.

Rather than what most people think, we are not victims to our lives: we are the perpetrators of it. We control our destinies and our actions change the very things that surround us. If you’re not happy: adapt, evolve, learn, expand, and do–no one else will do it for you.

To wrap this day up we went to dinner with a friend and met the owner of this crafty vehicle. Really cool stuff, Seattle:

Homemade Craft Bike with Room for Three! Front View

Homemade Craft Bike with Room for Three! Front View

Homemade Craft Bike with Room for Three! Rear View

Homemade Craft Bike with Room for Three! Rear View

The next day couldn’t come any sooner, and Vancouver was on my mind. I wonder what the day will bring.

Adventure in PNW – Day 4

To keep it brief: I drove from San Francisco (CA) to Vancouver (BC), and back. Along the way I stayed in Coos Bay (OR), Portland (OR), Seattle (WA), Vancouver (BC), Victoria (BC), and Eugene (OR). This post is:

DAY FOUR: Seattle, WA

Seattle. It really wasn’t what I was expecting. Coming hot off of two days of beautiful scenery, adrenaline, and fresh air, I perhaps expected too much of Seattle. Several people told me how great of a city it was, and I, unfortunately from what I saw the night before and the early part of this day (my first day/night in Seattle) I could not see the appeal.

It reminded me of a small version of Los Angeles but with greenery; there were streets everywhere, highways that made absolutely no sense, streets that were so poorly planned there was really no organization, air smelled like a poor version of a rusty oil can, and there was a distinct lack of character about it. But that didn’t stop me from giving it a shot:

A Drawbridge in Seattle

A Drawbridge in Seattle

The Wall of Death

The Wall of Death

Flowers with a Backdrop of the Space Needle

Flowers with a Backdrop of the Space Needle

My friend and I attempted to take in the view around our first AirBnB (Lake District), then moved on to our next AirBnB and headed over to Pike Place. The afternoon really changed the atmosphere of what we saw the night before, Seattle was alive!

Pikes Place Flower Stand

Pike Place Flower Stand

Pikes Place Flower Stand with Alternative Focus

Pike Place Flower Stand with Alternative Focus

Pikes Place Farmers Market

Pike Place Farmers Market

Small Park at Pikes Place

Small Park at Pike Place

Exhausting, but very interesting. My first impressions of Seattle remained, but exploring Pike Place really changed how I felt about the city. There was life in it, yet. We headed from there back to the AirBnB to regroup and see what was on the schedule for that evening, and got really, really lucky.

The Block Party was on and two excellent bands were headlining the night! STRFKR and CHVRCHES! Discount tickets in hand, we went to the Capital Hill district in Seattle. Such a cool festival. The main blocks in Capital Hill were closed off, but unlike other festivals I’ve been to, these blocks were jam packed with bars and restaurants. There were bands playing in dive bars, drink specials in the restaurants, ins-and-outs (which Outside Lands STILL does not allow), and food cart sections. There was even a swing-set out of a window:

STRFKR at Capital Hill Block Party

STRFKR at Capital Hill Block Party

A great way to finish out the night. While my first impressions were not fully washed away, they were significantly alleviated by the second half of the day. The night opened with STRFKR and came to a close with CHRVCHES. With great music in my head and good feels had, we returned to rest our heads. We’ll need the rest, a big hike was on the agenda.

**Side note: one of my readers (Hi, Dad!) asked why I didn’t have any pictures of the cities I went to thus far (Portland and Seattle). The reason I didn’t include any pictures was because I didn’t take any. For two reasons: (1) I don’t like looking like a tourist and having a camera out is a sure way to look like a tourist, and (2) I don’t usually care for pictures of cities, they usually look the same and if you want to see what the city looks like you can always just google search it. I try to get more unique pictures, where I know if it’s mine or not.

Adventure in PNW – Day 3

To keep it brief: I drove from San Francisco (CA) to Vancouver (BC), and back. Along the way I stayed in Coos Bay (OR), Portland (OR), Seattle (WA), Vancouver (BC), Victoria (BC), and Eugene (OR). This post is:

DAY THREE: Portland, OR to Seattle, WA

I woke up in Portland, OR feeling refreshed. A welcome feeling after having not taken a trip like this in a while. I realized how much I missed traveling. I realized how much I need to continue traveling, and how much happier it makes me. I woke up early, ready to go. Ready to go back, actually:

A Pink Flower

A Pink Flower

A Yellow Flower in Motion

A Yellow Flower in Motion

A now to move forward. I got very lucky before I left San Francisco: I had a friend from Portland who is a big soccer fan (funny enough he’s an actual Leicester City fan, from years ago when he used to live there). He had season tickets to the Portland Timbers soccer team and was nice enough to give me one!

The game itself was nothing to write home about despite the LA Galaxy being there (Gerrard was not). But the stadium is something else. The location is simply insane. It’s right in the heart of downtown, surrounded by restaurants, bars, cafes, etc. Fantastic! I got in line and heard some comments about wearing a Sunderland jersey (more surprise that someone would own one, rather than anything else).

The Gate to the Park

The Gate to the Park

Then inside the park, the game began. I was in shock. I’ve been to Premiere League matches, MLS matches, World Cup matches, Bundasligua matches, Copa America matches, and more (yes, there’s more!). But this, was something else. It was such a fantastic atmosphere. Take, for example, how they do the National Anthem:

And this is how they do the warm-up:

From there it was straight up the I-5N to Seattle, WA. And man, is that a boring drive. The I-5, in comparison to the 101 and the PCH, is an absolute bore. There is nothing to see and nothing to do. Oh well… it’s the fastest way up, and I had plans. I picked up my friend from the airport and we made our way to the city of Seattle, WA. The night was fairly slow, but great to catch up with an old friend. So I’ll wrap this post up with a preview shot of Seattle:

The Giant Lake in the Middle of Seattle

The Giant Lake in the Middle of Seattle

Adventure in PNW – Day 2

To keep it brief: I drove from San Francisco (CA) to Vancouver (BC), and back. Along the way I stayed in Coos Bay (OR), Portland (OR), Seattle (WA), Vancouver (BC), Victoria (BC), and Eugene (OR). This post is:

DAY TWO: Coos Bay, OR to Portland, OR

 

Off the back of a long day up the California and Oregon coasts, I had a luxury of taking my time to the next destination: Portland, OR. I started off the day by reflecting on the day prior; remembering how each twist and turn was as beautiful as the last, how my face cramped from the constant smile I wore, how the air just feels and smells so much fresher and cooler.

And I braced myself for the worst. One thing you have to keep in mind is that not each day can be better than the last. This day was an exception. What a day, what a day, what a day!



I drove among the Sand Dunes by the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, wishing I had more time to rent a dune buggy and just go wild. Maybe next time. Next time, for sure. But a stop at this strange view point was required:

The Wall at a View Point of a Peaked Beach

The Wall at a View Point of a Peaked Beach

The Peaked Beach View Point

The Peaked Beach View Point

Only 4 hours later I was in Portland. I met with my friend there who was more than a good host and after a bit of persuasion he took me to see a the city. The first stop was a beautiful flower garden at the International Rose Test Garden, home of thousands of roses, and dozens of rose bushes. Some of them winners in annual competitions around the world, some of them runners up, some losers.

Greetings!

Greetings!

The Gates of the International Rose Test Garden

The Gates of the International Rose Test Garden

A Rosebush in the Gardens

A Rosebush in the Gardens

The City Peeks Through the Bush

The City Peeks Through the Bush

The Colors Blend in the Flowers

The Colors Blend in the Flowers

Carnival Colors Bring out the Beauty and Fun of the World

Carnival Colors Bring out the Beauty and Fun of the World

**SPOILER ALERT** Did you like these pictures? Don’t worry, I did too so I went back the next day.

After exploring the rose garden that sat atop the city, my guide and I went down to explore the various areas that makes Portland Portland. No pictures were taken but I really have to admit I liked Portland much more than I had expected to. The city was small, but full of life. And, unfortunately lines too. There were lines for everything: coffee, ice cream, doughnuts, restaurants. “No, thank you” we said and went to a local sushi spot that served what was absolutely the largest pieces of sushi I’ve ever seen. We stumbled out, nearly rolling out to be honest, and back to the house where I slept like a baby… a baby who ate probably over 3 pounds of sushi.

The next day, I’d be on my way to Seattle. But first: a Portland Timbers soccer match that likely changed the way I see American soccer.

Adventure in PNW – Day 1

To keep it brief: I drove from San Francisco (CA) to Vancouver (BC), and back. Along the way I stayed in Coos Bay (OR), Portland (OR), Seattle (WA), Vancouver (BC), Victoria (BC), and Eugene (OR). This post is:

DAY ONE: San Francisco, CA to Coos Bay, OR

As I left in the early morning from a not-as-foggy-as-usual San Francisco morning my body was more wary and nervous than aching in anticipation of the trip I had planned. I’ve never done a trip like this before. Sure, I’ve done similar trips and more reckless trips. I’ve traveled China and Australia in a relatively escorted manner (6-month study abroad through school); I’ve driven solo across the country (Philadelphia to San Diego) in 4 days of seemingly endless driving; I’ve lived in Germany (near 3-years) and traveled to more countries than I can remember (in South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America); but this trip was different to me. It was MY trip. I planned it, I controlled it, and I had the power to change it. Looking back, I’m glad I didn’t change it.

The drive up was quiet. I left early (4:45 am) to avoid traffic in Santa Rosa and skipped breakfast. Took the 101-north, before cutting onto the 128-West and the Coast on the PCH 1-North. I’ve seen the coastline up to Bodega Bay several times so didn’t need to do that this time. Save some driving when I can.

Then straight up the coast! Unbelievable! I found myself smiling to no one on more than one occasion. I thought my face would cramp from smiling so much, it was an incredible drive winding through the Redwood Trees, through the Avenue of the Giants, and up the coast.

The beach along HW-1

The beach along HW-1

First stop was my lunch in Eureka, CA: Samoa Cookhouse. It was a recommendation by a friend, and I’m glad I experienced it. It’s essentially a room with lots of tables and benches, where they serve only one option a day (breakfast during mornings, lunch in the day, and dinner at night), handed to you family style whether you like it or not (fun going solo), and ALL YOU CAN EAT. They also had a cool museum full of local CA goodies like massive handsaws and some stuff from our distant American past (not many Native American goods were found).

Samoa Cookhouse

Samoa Cookhouse

As I got further north I went through more sleepy coastal towns and calm, empty beaches. I finally stopped somewhere just after the Oregon/California border.

Left Side of the View

Left Side of the View at Arch Rock

Arch Rock Picnic Table

Arch Rock Picnic Table

Right Side View of Arch Rock

Right Side View of Arch Rock

The Lone Bench of Arch Rock

The Lone Bench of Arch Rock

Ants Crawl on Their Conquest

Ants Crawl on Their Conquest

After standing in AWE of the views, I continued on my drive. Every turn was a new sight to see and a new town to pass through. Unbelievable really. It seemed that if I skipped one view, another one would be a 1/4 mile away and equally gorgeous. I finally stopped an hour or two up the road to find this sight. I found it mind-blowing.

Tractor on the Side of the Road

Tractor on the Side of the Road

Then up the coast, through the cool little town of Coos Bay, OR I rest my head. I was left in the beginning of the sand dune coast (yes, a very large, very cool sand dune lines the coast of Oregon), and would make the next leg into on the Portland the very next day.