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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…

 

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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…

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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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…

 

 

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

 

 

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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…

 

 

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

 

 

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If you have forgotten your history lesson about Lewis and Clark, you can refresh your memory by clicking this Wikipedia link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_Clark_expedition

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 our 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 600 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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Beards Hollow Near Ilwaco, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. My scheduled departure date is June 17th.

Mary is at home tending to personal matters…home maintenance, family, friends, rentals, etc..  She is now scheduled to meet me July 29th in Bellingham, Washington.

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…

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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…

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

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The path 300 feet south of the observation point…

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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…

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

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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…

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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… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_Clark_expedition

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 61 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 61 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…

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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 2014

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I’m Camped Only One Mile From A Famous Place…

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. My scheduled departure date is June 17th.

Mary is at home tending to personal matters…home maintenance, family, friends, rentals, etc.. She is now scheduled to meet me July 29th in Bellingham, Washington.

I’m currently camped about one mile north from where Captain William Clark (of Lewis and Clark) stepped upon the sand beach of Beards Hollow on the shore of the Pacific Ocean on November 19, 1805. It marks the most westerly point achieved by the Lewis and Clark expedition.

A 1/4 mile walk west of the campground…brings you to the Pacific Ocean…

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…

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About one mile south is Beards Hollow…

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Here’s a Lewis and Clark route map showing my proximity to that famous site. Looking closely you will see Captain Clark and his men walked north (left) on the beach by my campground. They went about nine miles further north before returning to Ilwaco. They then crossed the Columbia River to winter at Fort Clatsop in Oregon which I wrote about recently. If you missed that Blog entry you can read it by clicking this link… http://wp.me/pDCku-arj

Here’s a Google Earth view looking north up the Washington Coast to Canada.  TT marks my Thousand Trails current location…

A couple of days ago I visited Beards Hollow. I’ll show you the photos tomorrow.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day at 60 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 60 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…

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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 2014

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Lewis & Clark’s Fort Clatsop, Oregon

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Seaside RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon. My current scheduled departure date is tomorrow.

Mary is at home tending to personal matters…home maintenance, family, friends, rentals, etc..  She is now scheduled to meet me July 29th in Bellingham, Washington.

I’m in Lewis and Clark country. The below Google earth image shows the details. The lower TT indicates my current location at Thousand Trails RV Resort at Seaside, Oregon. 10 miles to the north the FC marks Fort Clatsop where Lewis & Clark spent the winter of 1805-06. Progressing north (upward) across the mouth of the Columbia River, the X marks the furthest western progression of Lewis & Clark when they first stepped upon a Pacific Ocean beach at Beard’s Hollow. And a mere one mile north, the TT above the X marks Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort at Seaview, Washington where I will arrive tomorrow for a 13 day stay…

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…

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Although I had visited Fort Clatsop a few years back, I re-visited it again yesterday. It’s always a real pleasure for me to visit an important historic location. Here are some of the photos that I took…

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TO SEE THE OTHER 38 PHOTO THAT I TOOK…CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

Lewis & Clark’s Fort Clatsop, Oregon

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

To read about today’s photo album location, click this link… http://columbiariverimages.com/Regions/Places/fort_clatsop.html

Yesterday was cloudy day at 61 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 59 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 Oregon. 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 2014

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BEARDS HOLLOW AT SEAVIEW,WASHINGTON

Overlooking Beards Hollow, the place where William Clark explored, very close to where we are parked. This area must have impressed him as it does me. It’s a northern rain forest. We hiked down to the landing and took pictures up and back.

Spring is evident, though its been cold and wet, even for this area.

Cottonwood seeding, and blowing about, covers sections of water like snow flakes.

People here enjoy riding horses and cars on the beach. They are wide, long and easily assessable.

The surf is tinged with a dirty brown from an oil spill. But the air was clean and invigorating.

Rock here is definitely a souvenir of  old volcanic activity.

Harp rock, was named for its shape. Easy to climb about and explore. Lewis and Clark named obvious rocks so they could have reference points to give others and help their own navigation in new territory.

Volcanic Harp rock  plays host to numerous small plants,vines, and trees.

Ferns unfurling resemble plants from the age of dinosaurs.

Without my Western Garden  Book,  with some consultation on the walk with others, we decided this huge leaved plant is angels lace. A new leaf and blossom extrude from the same sheath at the same time.

I spotted this little snake trying to get some sun on a dead tree.

The area we hiked through is also a wetlands. At one time, it was covered by ocean. In this pond full of giant water lilies, a lightweight  bird, didn’t even dent its floating perch. This plant reminded me of edible greens. We returned home for lunch, refreshed and hungry.

We visited this beach in 2009 without the awful residue of oil. Hopefully we can return someday to find it clean again.

I took 37 pictures if you’d like to see them visit my link:https://picasaweb.google.com/106530979158681190260/2011530BeardSPt#

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We’re Camped Near A Very Famous Spot…

We are camped at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Seaview, Washington…about one mile from where Captain William Clark (of Lewis and Clark) stepped upon the sand beach of Beards Hollow on the shore of the Pacific Ocean on November 19, 1805. Here’s a Lewis and Clark route map showing our proximity to that site…(Left click to enlarge)…

The above map is found in this excellent link about the local Lewis and Clark Discovery Trail…
http://funbeach.com/local-attractions/discovery-trail/

Here’s a Google Earth view of the same area which you can left click to enlarge…

You can also click to enlarge this view looking north up the Washington Coast to Canada…

The beach was reached through Beards Hollow which you can read about by clicking this link…

http://www.columbiariverimages.com/Regions/Places/beards_hollow.html

Yesterday Mary and I walked Clark’s trail through Beards Hollow to the beach. It was neat to have a feel for what Clark and his men likely saw and felt on that day. Here are some photos…

First Beards Hollow as seen from the road (just an Indian path back then) overlook…

From the parking area, it was a path about 1/2 mile through some beautiful wetlands…

This is the view they would have seen as they emerged from the thicket…

Clark and his men walked about five miles north on this beach looking for a spot to set up for their winter camp…

About 1/2 mile up this beach, a path to the right leads to our campground. Not finding anything suitable they returned south, crossed the Columbia River into what is now Oregon and established Fort Clatsop.

To see the other 14 photos I took, Click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/LewisClarkDiscoveryTrailSeaviewWA#

Exploring historical locations is one of our primary enjoyments of our RVing life!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://lulu.com/panamaorbust

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