If you’re visiting the Columbia Pacific overnight — or, as a local, taking a well-deserved staycation — you need a place to lay your head. Reserve a room for some R&R or gather inspiration for your own home: These places are aces in our book. Lighthouse Keeper’s Residence Ilwaco, WA Since 1898, the North Head […]
In the hours of first light on the foggy morning of Oct. 25, 1906, Capt. H. Lawrence, the last to leave his stranded vessel, came ashore in a lifeboat with only three things in his possession: the ship’s log, a sextant, and a demijohn of whiskey. Turning to face his floundering craft, an angry surf […]
Story by Matt Winters Yankee whalers had a devastating impact on Pacific marine mammals, cleaning out one pocket of whales, seals, and otters after another. Impacts multiplied after the great Northwest coast whaling grounds were discovered in 1838, according to “A History of the American Whale Fishery,” (1907) by Walter Sheldon Tower. When highly lucrative […]
Story by Matt Winters Like most everybody, I carry in my pocket the opportunity to listen to any imaginable song or book, and for a few years indulged my literary tastes while walking from home out to our cape’s sunset-facing cliffs. Neil Gaiman’s “Ocean at the End of the Lane” and “The Name of the […]
This little-known waterfall offers a picturesque view and some fine summer swimming. Story by Ryan Hume Deep inside the squiggle of back roads that thread through the dense forest of unincorporated Lewis and Clark territory just a few miles south of Astoria, there’s a dramatic and serene little secret pouring eternally off the hillside. Down […]
Take a tour of the best our evergreen coastline has to offer. Story by Lynette Rae McAdams There’s a feeling that comes of hanging out with old trees — something innate in each of us that awakens in the presence of such enormous, peaceful beauty. That they have stood for so long and witnessed so much is awe […]
March 31, 2011 was the day that would conclude the second wettest March on the North Coast since instruments have measured depressing records of this kind.