Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cape Disappointment

This morning we took a trip to Cape Disappointment State Park. There are 2 lighthouses in the park along with the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Long Beach, WA is very close to the mouth of the Columbia River and I am sure most of you are aware that the Lewis & Clark expedition ended where the Columbia and the Pacific meet. The Interpretive was interesting with excerpts from journals written by various people on the expedition. There was also a short film about their amazing trip. Outside the views were amazing.

We also walked over to the North Head Lighthouse, unfortunately the trail to the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse was closed. The North Head Lighthouse was interesting, here is a link that has some of the history of both lighthouses: Click here

After our excursion we came home, had lunch and did a little more study on the locations of the different 1000 Trails parks. Later we took Cheye down to the beach for a romp in the water. Today’s weather is totally opposite of yesterday, so it was a sunny warm walk on the beach. Tonight we’re going to barbeque for dinner and them maybe a movie...maybe some popcorn too.

top left: Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
middle right: a view from North Head Lighthouse
bottom left: the sign on North Head Lighthouse
video: North Head Lighthouse

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