Beards Hollow Near Ilwaco, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. I’ll depart from here next Sunday.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

About one mile south of my current camping location, 209 years ago Captain William Clark (of Lewis and Clark) and a few of his men finally reached the shore of the Pacific Ocean. On November 19, 1805 they stepped upon the sand beach, today known as Beards Hollow.

Beards Hollow was named after Captain E.N. Beard whose ship, the bark Vandalia, met disaster off the mouth of the Columbia River in 1853. The crew was lost and Captain Beard’s body was found on the beach near the hollow.

The below Ilwaco tourist map shows the area. I’ve highlighted Beards Hollow on the Pacific Ocean in yellow…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…




The below Google Earth image shows the Beards Hollow from above. O marks the observation point overlooking Beards Hollow. The path Clark walked upon can be seen about 300 feet south of the observation point. P marks the parking area. LC marks the trail walked by Clark…






This is the view from the observation point. Most likely similar to Clark’s first view of the Pacific Ocean…




According to the map he walked on this path 300 feet south of the observation point…





About one mile later…finally…after 555 days (one year, six months and six days) after they began their journey…they arrived at the Pacific Ocean…





The brown pelicans, Canadian geese and the seagulls were enjoying their day…





Looking north the Long Beach Peninsula goes for another 28 miles. Vehicles are allowed to drive on the beach. My current camping location is about one mile up the beach and 1/4 mile inland…

















To see the other 36 photos that I took…click this Picasa web album photo…



Beard’s Hollow Near Ilwaco, Washington



If you have forgotten your history lesson about Lewis and Clark, you can refresh your memory by clicking this Wikipedia link…

I’ve been here in the Ilwaco area several times before and always enjoy this beautiful area.


Yesterday was a sunny day at 67 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 68 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…



Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein



On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link…

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

For more information about my books, click this link:

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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