Category Archives: ecola state park

A family weekend on the Oregon coast in Astoria

My family and I spent last weekend in Astoria, OR. My wife and I had passed through this coastal Oregon city over a decade ago on a trip down the coast, before any kid was in the picture. Then, it … Continue reading

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Getting to know Pacific Northwest nature: a tour with Portland’s Volcano Lands

I’ve been a reader of biologist Ivan Phillipsen’s blog Wild Pacific Northwest ever since I first came across it. He exudes a love and passion for the nature that surrounds us, and the site contains a wealth of information on … Continue reading

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Whale watching at Ecola State Park

Third time is a charm. Twice Patrick and I have headed to the Oregon coast attempting to see migrating gray whales. Both times we came up empty-handed. This time, on March 26, we got to see some in the form … Continue reading

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Whale Watching Spoken Here

On Monday Patrick and I are going to head to Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach to try to see migrating gray whales (Whale Watching Spoken Here). This time of year they head back north from spending the winter in Baja. We’ve … Continue reading

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Whale or no whale

Since I was off today, we decided to drive out to the coast to attempt to see some of the gray whales that are migrating south to Baja, as I mentioned here. Ecola State Park, on the northside of Cannon … Continue reading

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