Couldn't be in this area without a stop at the Sportmen's Pub and Grub. Best fish and chips in the area as they are fresh off the Dory boat. Speaking on Dory boats, we did go down and watch a few beach themselves, it was rainy but Len walked down to watch them. So for those of you that don't know about the Dory boats here is some information on them. With its smooth, sandy beach, the quiet coastal town of Pacific City, on the coast of Oregon's Tillamook County, is the perfect home for a unique group of boats. The Pacific City dory fleet has a proud history spanning more than 100 years. Nestled in the natural shelter provided by Cape Kiwanda, the fleet lives on today as one of the most interesting fishing fleets in the world. The small flat-bottomed boats dare the ocean as they crash through the surf headed for the plentiful waters of the Pacific. At day's end, they ride the waves back to shore and slide onto the beach. The original design of the dory allows it to launch from and land on the shore. Through the inherent dangers of ocean fishing, governmental restriction, international fishing competition, and, most recently, the influx of surfers and civilization, the dedicated fishermen have held on to tradition.
Enjoyed lunch with Nora (who we met while rv'ing) and Rodger, they were passing through on their way to Canada.
Took one day and drove over to see my cousin Sheri (and John). Had a great lunch at their place, and a good visit.
Hit the casino in Lincoln City again, this time I won a little, Len donated, we can never win money at the same time. On the way back to Pacific City we stopped at Neskowin State Park. Len took a walk down to the beach, I strolled through the little craft fair that was going on.
That's it for this time.