An Afternoon in Astoria
Life is a journey and I have found that it’s important to maintain some level of balance along the way. In the age of distraction, there has never been a more important time to practice the art of ‘living in the moment,” than now. There are moments when you need to take a step back and re-evaluate your surroundings. Traveling gives me the freedom to reconnect with my heart, while gently guiding my mind into a more positive direction.
Sometimes the trip you need to take is a spur of the moment escape up the coast. After a recent visit to A Treacherous Barrier in Astoria, Oregon, it occurred to me that it’s those quick trips that give me the fuel to keep moving forward. These mini-vacays serve as self check points ensuring that everything will be a-okay. Now breathe deeply and exhale.
The Astoria River Walk is the perfect place for a leisurely stroll through town. Nestled at the mouth of the Columbia River, it offers incredibly beautiful viewpoints in a casual seaside setting, perfect for an afternoon in Astoria. Never underrated, this gem is a glory hole to the pacific.
For this cold weather trip, Kassidy packed the basics: a warm statement coat, an everyday sweater, thick ponte moto leggings and ankle boots.
On the Sign: Some of the world’s fiercest water and weather conditions occur here at the mouth of the Columbia River. Many changeable forces combine. Currents, tides, and weather can be extreme. Fog is common, so are severe winter storms. These natural factors add to the hazards of navigating across the Columbia River Bar. The bar forms where river water rushes into the ocean, building up a series of shifting sandbars that often have rough waves breaking over them. In earlier times, it could be difficult to find the channel, as wind, waves, and currents changed it quickly. Today, the navigation channel is well maintained. Jetties stabilize the mouth of the river, and specially-licensed pilots assist vessels in crossing the bar and navigating the Columbia River.