5 and 6 July 17
We departed Dan and Corrie's and headed south to Warrington, OR to start our slow journey home. We camped in Fort Steven's state park, OR. It was a heavily wooded camping area with good sized sites and a nice place to camp but for the huge number of mosquitoes! This mosquitoes’ problem was mentioned in the reviews. They were so thick in the air, I could barely get the hookups set before I fled back to the RV. The state park has a very large land mass including many recreational spots and some historical areas including Fort Stevens.
Before departing the park, we visited the historical Fort Stevens, which was originally built during the Civil War to protect the Columbia River entrance. Its complete history can be read here.
The wreck of the Peter Iredale, a four masted steel bark stranded on the beach in Nov 1906. It became an instant tourist attraction and is so today despite the fact that not much of her remains on the beach.
We then headed south on 101 and enjoyed the scenic views along the coast with a stop at Seaside. And more stops along the way. We camped in Tillamook.