Andy and I have been out and about camping. First we went to Willapa Bay and camped in what turned out to be an urban area close to the Bay. The camp ground was called “Bush Park” and was off of Bay Center Dike Road. I do not recommend this site due to its location and suspicious activity that I attribute to drug dealing. (No camper has that much vehicle traffic!)Bush Park has two parts: one is open to the public and has a beautiful picnicking area complete with playground equipment and the other is camping area. The roving gangs of bored kids who lived in the surrounding area (think ghetto Lord of the Flies) made us very nervous as it seemed like they had run of the entire camp site. But this is Willapa Bay and we love oysters:
The next day, Andy and I explored the area going from one oyster purveyor to another. It was so much! We both ate oyster shooters until we were fat and happy. We found a great store that had some of the best clam chowder I’ve ever eaten. I believe they added smoked clams or oysters to it. Fantastic! We visited one of our favorite bars, Top Notch, and added our dollar to their large collection of bills taped, tacked, and stabled to anything and everything in the bar.
After that we decided we wanted to go back out again. This time Andy decided to take me to one of his favorite spots: Three Pools. The area was so much prettier than Willapa Bay (although there were no oysters) and had areas to swim in. Although I have to say that the surrounding water was SO cold. I mean Arctic cold. Here are a few photos:
I think our next step is to take a longer camping trip and/or going on a backpacking trip. We’ll let you know.