Thursday, January 30, 2014
POST 1228; JANUARY 30, 2014; GARIBALDI, OREGON
GARIBALDI, I discover, is located on the North portion of TILLIMOOK Bay. Below photo is vintage 1920s.
Enjoyed a quiet uninterrupted night parked next to the boat basin pictured above.
Morning arrived with NO rain and a bit warmer.
Please click image to enlarge to read the historic message. Interesting to discover the railroad passing through WHELLER is the same as the railroad reaching all the way to TILLAMOOK...the same line that was in 2007, closed down because the rails were torn out by a land slide.
GARIBALDI is graced by a number of restaurants. One of which is KELLY'S Place, where I stopped in on my way walking to TILLAMOOK. Was pleased to discover the rather extensive list of items offered...and as I commented...at prices to challenge any offered across America.
I ordered a bowl of Hot Oatmeal...a regular diet for my breakfast...warms me up and carries me well beyond lunch...and is priced within my budget.
Please say HELLO to KELLY, owner or KELLY'S PLACE. The oatmeal was excellent and a very generous serving...to last me all day walking.
Then KELLY surprised me by gifting her oatmeal to me...; i.e., would not accept my $$.
Thank you, Kelly. Will look up your other restaurant located in TILLAMOOK tomorrow.
Residential street of GARIBALDI.
Typical hills surrounding GARIBALDI...with TILLAMOOK Bay on the West side behind the camera.
US Highway 101 as it leaves GARIBALDI, heading South to TILLAMOOK, which I walked today.
Please say HELLO to JOHN, riding his bike from his home town of CARRINGTON, NORTH DAKOTA. On this trip...latest of many covering something like 19,000 miles...JOHN rode to Los Angeles. Previous trips have taken 51 year old JOHN to Alabama and as far as Alaska.
US 101 loops first South, then West, then again South. The above image is looking back on GARIBALDI from across TILLAMOOK Bay.
The TILLAMOOK Railroad keeps close to US 101 as they both head South along the shore line.
BAY CITY, Oregon, a small seafood processing village, is about half way between GARIBALDI and TILLAMOOK.
BAY CITY wharf...on which is located a processing plant and a seafood restaurant.
Looking South across TILLAMOOK Bay from BAY CITY.
Seagulls feasting on a large pile of empty oyster shells.
Return walk from BAY CITY looking North all the way to GARIBALDI, some 5 miles distant.
VIEW home FOR SALE on the cliff side...view is across the bay looking into GARIBALDI.
Railroad Bridge of the TILLAMOOK RR.
The old saw mill smoke stack awaiting decision of the town folk.
Please note the top of the stack. In a 100 mile per hour windstorm of 2007, the top few feet were blown off...giving rise to some concern as to the smoke stack's stability...i.e.; danger of falling down in the next big storm.
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I am waiting word from Bellingham that the $260.00 has been deposited into my bank...and subsequently been applied to the vehicle insurance which was "unkindly" STOPPED by State Farm. I have decided I should not risk driving further until that insurance premium is paid...
...therefore, I plan to remain one more night in GARIBALDI.
After reaching TILLAMOOK, I plan to leave US 101 and take the smaller mountain coastline road. It may prove to be a poor decision - because of roadway quality -, so I will be prepared to revert back to US 101 if necessary.
We shall see !