Today was going to be a long drive no matter how we played it, but we were not too concerned either way. The coastal route from Crescent City to Portland was going to be 2 hours longer than the 6.5 hour interstate route and when we got up this morning the sea har along the coast made the decision for us, we headed for the interstate. Heavy congestion around Portland added an hour to the journey but we arrived in time to go and explore a little bit locally. We opted for highway 30 in the hope of visiting a number of waterfalls and 'Vista Point' for sunset. Unfortunately the highway was closed due to roadworks, we did manage to visit one pretty impressive waterfall before heading back to the hotel, stopping for dinner at a nice local restaurant along the way. All in all it was nice to get the journey done and settle in for the evening, there will be other sunsets, and coconut creme pie with coffee sounded better this evening. All of the images are of Multnomah Falls just east of Portland in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.
We arrived in Calgary, Canada on 29th December 2011 to continue our journey. This blog is intended to keep our family and friends informed whilst we explore Canada.You can use the RSS feed below to stay updated.
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