Cape Disappointment Lighthouse Near Ilwaco, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. My scheduled departure date is July 10th.

Note: Western Washington experienced record-breaking heat during June which is continuing into July. I’ve been on the Pacific coast for almost two months to avoid this heat. Because of some last-minute cancellations, I’m able to extend my stay here in Seaview until July 10th. My next destination will be inland at Monroe, Washington. Forecast through July 9th there is mid 90’s to very high 80’s. July 10th is forecast for 77 degrees and returning to the usual more moderate temperatures. In the meantime, back at Mary’s it will be 100 degrees today and here in Seaview 68 degrees. That’s why I’m here. Happy July 4th!

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.  😦

Last year I visited the lighthouse at Cape Disappointment near Ilwaco Washington. It’s part of the Cape Disappointment State Park which you can read about by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Disappointment_State_Park

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…

This Google Earth view shows the area from directly above…

 

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While the distance between the Lewis & Clark Interpretative Center and the lighthouse is only 713 feet according to the Google Earth ruler…to get to the lighthouse you have to walk a 3/4 mile up and down trail to get around Dead Man’s Cove. Here’s a closer Google Earth view of today’s subjects…

 

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The trip begins at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center parking lot…

 

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Along the way I got a peek-a-boo view of the Coast Guard Station that I will be visiting tomorrow…

 

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There is no beach access to Dead Man’s Cove so one must take what they can get for views of the cove…

 

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More remaining concrete structures from World War II Fort Canby…

 

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After a steep uphill climb I arrive at the lighthouse. Unlike the North Head Light I went to a couple of days ago…there is no internal access to this lighthouse. The concrete road is used by Coast Guard personnel for maintenance of the lighthouse…

 

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A silhouette behind a bright clouded sun…

 

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Looking over the last 1/3 right side of the jetty is the mouth of the Columbia River leading inland from where Lewis and Clark came towards the Pacific Ocean…

 

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A sign near the lighthouse shows the shipwrecks at the mouth of the Columbia River…

 

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Looking to the north the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center can be seen sitting upon the high cliff on the right. At the shoreline in the distance is Waikiki Beach Which I’ll feature in  Blog entry soon…

 

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To see the other 16 photos that I took, you will need to CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

 

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse Near Ilwaco, Washington

 

 

You can read all about the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse by clicking this Wikipedia link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Disappointment_Light

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

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

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 my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

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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

 

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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