“Youngs Bay was not unfamiliar to European adventurers. For years sea captains had made stops in the area to gather food, fresh water, and to trade with the tribes. These previous stops were apparent by the “salty” language the natives used when meeting Lewis and Clark.”
Yes, we’ve all seen The Goonies. Astoria, where the movie was filmed, is a quiet fishing village close to the northwestern most point of Oregon. “Bout as far away as you can get from Maine,” my father loves to recite. About 26 miles south lies a region of coastline that is guaranteed to astound, and has been doing so since Lewis & Clark first explored the region in 1805.
One of the greatest attractions of the northwest is the accessibility of it’s beaches. Colder temperatures, fewer tourists, and locals who prefer their nearest brew pub (Portland has more breweries than any other US city) allow the more motivated a better chance at some of the finer views in life. Did I mention Great White sharks like to patrol these waters, too? Surf’s up, brah!Check back later this week for more details and images from © Rodeonexis Photography…brought to you by Jeremy Weir