Coastal Trip and Squashes

Seaside, Oregon
Seaside, Oregon

Coastal Storm Tour

The PNW was meant to have  raging storms all weekend so of course an outdoor coastal trip was on the cards. Korey drew out a map Friday night (I’m not gonna lie, I was quite impressed with the accuracy!) and we looked at our options. It was decided that we’d head up to the most north western part of Oregon and work our way down from there.  We decided on a few spots and made up a rough plan of what to do the next day

Astoria

So off we took Saturday in another beautiful Cadillac up to Astoria in the pouring rain.  The car seats were heated in the car so I KO’d immediately and missed most of the scenic drive. The parts I did manage to squint in were beautiful though.

It took around 2hrs to get to Astoria and what a pretty harbor town it is! I’d love to come back in the summer time and see it in full action. For food we stopped in at Fort George Brewery. I had the most amazing salad (yes they can be!) and beer. I think it was called pumpkin something or other but either way it was delicious! 🙂 The brewery is set on two levels and the staff were so nice, it’s a really cozy place (even though it’s huge) and you could easily spend all day in there.  Afterwards, we hopped in the car and made our way to the wreck of Peter Iredale. It was pouring out by this stage and really windy which made the perfect setting for visiting the shipwreck which is part of Fort Steven’s State Park.

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I Left My Head Back in Cali

Santa Monica Beach
Santa Monica Beach

 

California

I love California. I love the sun. I love the beach. I love the water. And when you throw great company in to the mix, it makes for a great weekend.

The trip to California was a bit of a last minute thing. Last Tuesday, I got an invite to join a friend, who I’d met a couple days before, to join them for a quick weekend away. I said yes and the tickets were booked within a couple of hours. I was to meet him down there Friday evening and we’d fly back to PDX on the Sunday. To say I was excited is an understatement. As much as I love Portland, I couldn’t wait to see someplace new. Continue reading “I Left My Head Back in Cali”

The Gili Islands

Gili Air
Gili Air

 

Hey!

I arrived in Bali on the 15th and was collected at the airport by someone organised through my Homestay, Tirta Yoga in Padangbai. He was great, super friendly and full of information. He brought me straight to Tirta Yoga and checked me in. The room I stayed in had it’s own bathroom, double bed and fan, really clean and great location for the ferry to the Gili’s in the morning.

After arriving one of the locals picked me up and brought me to a local Beach. I honestly had no idea at the time where he was taking me and when he pulled up outside a forest trail he just pointed in some direction and spoke in Indonesian. I decided to follow where he was pointing and I’m so glad I did! The forest opened up to the most beautiful beach with some restaurants dotted along.

White Sand Beach
White Sand Beach

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