My wonderful summer continued last weekend with a trip to Astoria and the Long Beach Peninsula with art friends, Suzanne and Jan . While Portland sizzled with 90°F temps, we enjoyed cool, sunny weather in the 60's on the coast. I don't usually like to frequent antique stores but had fun visiting two in Nahcotta near Oysterville. I was particularly excited to find two tins for a dollar each that will make great watercolor travel palettes. Maybe I need to do this more often.
Fortunately, the Nahcotta Antiques and Collectibles - Bombay Books Store was open. Down the road, we visited Raven's Haven Junque-Art. Both offered a great variety of old jewelry, books, tins, linens, tools, etc. that we use in our art.
The community of Oysterville dates back to the 1850's. I liked Captain AT Stream's House built in 1869.
A morning walk on the beach-
and a return home over the Astoria bridge at the mouth of the Columbia River.
A very satisfying weekend.