The places you’ll go.

Hug Beach
Originally uploaded by graphxgrrl.

My friend Kara was out from DC at the beginning of the month for a wedding in Portland. Looking to explore Oregon and Washington a bit, she invited me to join her on the coast for a few days of adventuring. We explored the area from Tillamook to Astoria while camping out at Nehalem Bay, before heading up to Mount Saint Helen’s for a day and then on to Seattle. I’m really happy with a lot of the pictures I was able to get with even my tiny point and shoot.

For those interested in abandoned buildings (in this case military installations), check out my pictures from Fort Stevens. Established after the Civil War to protect trade and similar heading up the Columbia, it was the only mainland military installation to face Japanese attack in World War II–though that was a bit of a non-event.