The first port of call on our California Coastal Cruise was Astoria, so I spent one day in Astoria on the Oregon coast. I went on a tour of the beautiful Oregon coastline.
Astoria is in the state of Oregon on the west coast of the USA. I was surprised how stunning this part of the world is!
The Oregon coast has a mix of white sandy beaches and a range of spruce and fir trees that go all the way down to the beaches.
The first part of the tour was driving along the coast and stopping at a stunning viewpoint of the Cape Lookout State Park.
The second stop was in Tillamook at the Blue Heron French Cheese Company that is set on a farm and you could tell by the farm smell!
We had a yummy lunch that included a salad, sandwich and chocolate. It was a very nice café, food, cheese, wine and chocolate shop.
Outside they had llamas and a range of old farm equipment, cars, trucks, trains and London Bus! That was funny for me to see a London bus in the USA!
Tillamook Air Museum
The next stop was at the air museum that was set in an old World War II blimp hanger. The museum had a range of U.S. warplanes. You can get into some of the planes and sit in the pilot seat. Also, there was a Mini-Guppy plane that was used to transport cargo and you could walk inside.
Tillamook Dairy Ice Creamery and Cheese Factory
Then it was on to the ice cream and cheese factory for the cheese and ice cream tasting! There is a small exhibition of how the milk is produced.
The cows have a balanced diet of grass and some grain that is grown on the farm. So they produce the highest quality of milk that is then produced into cheese and ice cream.
We tasted a range of cheddar cheeses and some ice cream flavours. I had to buy a huge ice cream as a souvenir for my stomach!
The last stop was at Cannon Beach, which is a long powdery white sand beach that goes on for miles. There are these huge rock formations right on the beach with the sea splashing up on them.
Cannon beach is good spot to see puffins in spring, I didn’t see any as it was September!
What Did I Wear?
The day I was there was in late September and it was a lovely sunny day, with light wind around 18*C. I wore jeans, tee and a cardigan as the wind was a little chilly and trainers so I could walk around easily.
- Weather in Summer: 16*C – 26*C
- Currency: US Dollars
- Language: American English
- Recommendations: Wear layers, bring your camera or smartphone to take lots of photos and pack an umbrella just in case as it rains a lot! I had a lucky day!
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Have you been to the Oregon Coast? What would you recommend doing?
Love Lucy x