Near-perfect weather along the Oregon coast

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We’re in Warrenton now, which is just across a bridge from Astoria, Oregon. Cross one more bridge and we’re in Washington state.

Our idea of “perfect” weather might be different from most. When you bike or walk everywhere, you don’t want hot and sunny. You don’t want cold and rainy, either.

Since we’ve arrived in Warrenton, the warmest it’s gotten is probably about 70 degrees.

While the sun does peek out now and then, most of the time it's overcast like this.

While the sun does peek out now and then, most of the time it’s overcast.

We’re right next to the Columbia River, and of course the ocean is just a few miles away. The consistent temperature allows for fantastic biking weather. We also have all the windows open and the screen door during the day, and it’s very comfortable. I’m able to wear shorts and a tank top inside the house, which is saying a lot because I’m normally cold.

We took an hour-long bike ride today around the area. Warrenton is right next to Hammond, which has a park along the water. We stopped there and I took some pictures.

View of Astoria from across the Columbia River in Hammond. It started raining within an hour.

View of Astoria from across the Columbia River in Hammond. It started raining within an hour.

The bridge is highway 101, and it's heading into the southern border of Washington.

The bridge is highway 101, and it’s heading into the southern border of Washington.

I’ll catch up on our previous stops ASAP, but I just wanted to share some nice views. =)

5 thoughts on “Near-perfect weather along the Oregon coast

  1. My son Adam spent several months in Seattle and was lucky enough to see Mt. Ranier almost every day he was there until Denise and I decided to visit. From the time we arrived until the day we left a week later in October it rained every day until we left. Adam experienced the string of days (80) when this was declared a record for the area.

    • Wow! That is a lot of rain. Coming from California that amount is almost inconceivable. Sorry you didn’t get to see Mt. Rainier–we had little glimpses of it but didn’t see it up close.

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