Near by is Fort Stevens State Park as good a place as any to stop off for a break we did and much to my delight I watched an angler catch a 4lb steelhead trout. The Steelhead is a Rainbow, but is anadromous (it lives in the sea but comes into lakes and rivers to spawn). Fine fighters and even better eaters.
One the beach you can see the remains of the Peter Iredale a four masted barque that ran aground here while trying to make entry into the Columbia river,
We had seen that we got 10% reduction for staying at KAO camping resorts, there was a one a one in Astoria and even though the name didn’t sound too inviting we decided to stay for the night.
|The BBQ and Fire Pit area|
|Linda testing the SWL of the swings|
|The toilet and shower facilities|
|Jucy in shut down mode|
|The reception, shop and spa|
We hot footed (we actually drove) passing the monstrous chuck waggon into the site restaurant, it was pretty empty with only a mother with her kids all getting stick in to pancakes galore. We went to the counter to be greeted with how many sir, Linda she ”just the one”, I wanted two and noticed that there were two sorts on the menu, normal and mickey mouse, while Linda got the coffee and went to get seated at the windows overlooking the swimming pool (kids already swimming and playing in it).
I asked the cook what the difference was, he replied, the pancake mix is the same but the other he makes for the kids and is shaped like a mickey mouse head, I said slap a one on to a plate for Linda. I had also ordered a portion of hash browns to accompany mine. We sat and enjoyed the breakfast, Linda making use of the jug of maple syrup, I passed.
Breakfast finished we headed out of Mosquito Crossing to have a look and get the “bleeding” ignition key sorted out.