Well today has been a fun-filled long day!
We started the day with a wonderful visit to one of Si’s Flickr friends, Cindy Mc. We hadn’t met before but it was just like Dot and I all over again (as though we’d always known each other) and Cindy gave Si some great tips for future use.
We then moved on to Vernonia!! This little town was the stand-in for the town of Forks in the Twilight film. I’ll post about our visit there in an additional post, Twilight 2.
After lunch in Vernonia we moved on to Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast. Words cannot sum up what a marvelous place that is. The beach is spectacular, all sand that stretches for miles, the water is crystal clear and good for surfing, the sky was blue and we paddled in the Pacific ocean which to our amazement wasn’t as cold as we thought it would be.
The town of Cannon Beach is a holiday hotspot full of shops, restaurants, places to stay and things to do. Being a Saturday today, it was packed.
Whilst we were there, two Lifeguards had to rescue three young people who had gone too far out over the crashing waves and were in distress. It was a sight to behold. We then got talking to Police Officer Josh who told us he was in the UK last year and got married in Perth!! He has Scottish ancestors and just loves the UK.
After visiting Cannon Beach we moved to another one just along the coast called Indian Beach. Again, this is where they filmed scenes from Twilight so I will include details of that in the other post but I’ve added some of the other photos here too.
Today we had to travel back through Portland again but surprise, surprise, there were no traffic jams!! Someone must be listening to us at last.
Tomorrow will be another ‘extra’ exciting day for me because we leave Portland and move to the little town of ‘all things Twilight’ …………. Forks!!
PS: Before I forget ……… just in case you think Si’s given up his ribs, here are two pics of him with his dinner this evening!!