|Large prop in front of Maritime Museum|
|After seeing all of this info, Kathy is now nervous about heading back out to sea!|
|The first 42 motorlifeboat, quite a display!!!!|
|Huge anchor, Lightship Columbia (a floating lighthouse).|
|Astoria was all built over the water. Two fires (late 1800's and 1920's) wiped it out.|
They then dredged and filled in the waterfront to make some land to build on.
|Info about lightship Columbia. Roland, where you ever stationed here????|
Today after home school was over, we off-loaded the bikes and wen't exploring. There is a great waterfront trail that is about a 20 mile round trip. We rode the whole trail. There was a lot to see along the way. We stopped at Rogue Brewery for dinner (along with a couple of IPA's). We also stopped at Safeway to fill our backpacks with some essentials.
|The great bike trail along the waterfront|
|Freighters and the Astoria Bridge|
|Cute Trolley ($2 for an all day pass).|
|We rode more than 20 miles today. Good exercise, great views,|
|Old Cannery building, from 1875!|
|Info from the Bumble Bee Seafood Museum. A great little find, because we were|
on our bikes. This is the kind of stuff that makes our trip uniquely interesting.,
|Working in the Salmon cannery around the 1930's. This was the 3rd largest|
cannery in America at the time.
|My friend's Ryan and Mike will appreciate this :-)|
Great beer AND great food!
|Lightship Columbia and the Maritime Museum|
|lucky seagulls enjoy the "leftovers' from great season. According to a couple of|
regulars we've talked to, this years fishing is the best in 20+ years