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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Toward Washington

The Bridge to Washington (Astoria-Megler Bridge) On Thanksgiving Day, Lee and I took a drive across the Columbia River to Washington to have dinner at the historic and very lovely Shelburne Inn. It's "near" Long Beach on the peninsula, but I think the actual town is Seaview. Seaview is so small I didn't realize it was its own town until very recently. The reason the Shelburne was our destination was not for the history, although the Victorian ambiance is a big plus, but because they serve some of the best food you'll find anywhere around. The traditional turkey dinner was exceptional, and so was the drink served up by David Campeche, the proprietor. Let's just say we sat around for awhile enjoying the day until we felt comfortable driving home again.

Back to this photo: We've just passed under the towers of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, and are making our way down the slope to the flat part. The tide was extremely low, and the dark area in the bright water is a sand (or mud) bar. Barely visible in this photo are pilings in the mud, left over from net-drying sheds that were used in the days of horse seining. To the left and out of this photo is a whole forest of pilings used for the same purpose.

9 comments:

Nori said...

Curious scene which we can't see in our country!

Vogon Poet said...

We live in spaces so cramped: seeing this is amazing and fascinating! Wonderful picture and incredible view.

Small City Scenes said...

Nice shot. MB

Gary said...

Wondered what you did for Thanksgiving - glad you found some food (and sounds like some drink). Nice pic. Looks like miles across and yes, wide open spaces - love it.

Amy said...

wow what a view! love that mist in the distance!

Jacob said...

I'm glad that you two had a good time!

This photo is almost scary...looks a bit like you might be driving right into the water.

Very well composed, Sheryl!

Lee Spangler said...

A wonderful day and this pix helps enhance the memory

Don and Krise said...

I've seen this exact angle through my windshield. For those of you that have never driven this bridge, it is a little strange the first time. After that it's a piece of cake.

senior venture said...

The view is great on a bicycle

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