Wednesday, August 8, 2018

8/4 Fort Stevens South Jetty

At the very tip of the peninsula that forms the southern bank of the Columbia River where it meets the Pacific Ocean is what they call the South Jetty.   This is a long pile of rocks that sticks out into the river and ocean to narrow the channel. Narrowing the channel makes the water flow faster and deepens the channel for big ships.  

Before the jetty was built, most of this peninsula did not exist.  

 This is the jetty.  Some people were walking on it, but it was too far for me. 

Nice beach!   
Nice viewing tower.

 Pretty view of the coast.

The white dot on the cliff on the other side of the river is the Cape Disappointment lighthouse.  There is also a state park and campground over there, but the cell service is really bad.

Almost every parking area on the coast has a similar map to tell you how to get out of the area in case of a tsunami. 

There was a nature overlook on the bay side of the Peninsulal  
INn the nature overlook shelter, a bird was busy finishing a nest.  

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