Looking northeast, toward a Bonneville Power Administration wind farm on the crest of the Columbia River Gorge.
On this fascinating and beautiful drive, the terrain changes from dry grassy slopes in the photo above, to steppes hosting evergreen trees and shrubs.
Looking across the Columbia River to Washington, from Memaloose State Park, Oregon.
The Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean at Astoria, Oregon. The delta is spanned by this 4.0670 mi (6.545 km) bridge to the Long Beach Peninsula.
Looking out toward the Pacific Ocean at Cape Disappointment, Ilwaco, WA.
The view from the banks of North Head Lighthouse.
Thank you, Lindy for the fabulous tour of these beautiful landscapes! Very well captured.
Lovely landscapes Lindy – especially liked the final image. BTW, wouldn’t you hate living at Cape disappointment? What a terrible choice for a name!!
It was named by an English Fur trader, John Meares in 1788. “The name reflects Meares’ chagrin at not finding the Columbia River.” Little did he know the Columbia was flowing out underneath him! http://www.historylink.org/File/5621