I drove up to Astoria today. Remembered to bring my camera. There was a huge cruise ship at dock near the spindly looking Astoria Bridge -- was perfectly placed for a great picture. Hunted around for a place to pull over that still gave me the perspective of the ship with the bridge behind it, pulled into some parking lot and grabbed the camera.
Unfortunately, I neglected to check my batteries in the camera. Deader than a doornail.
I've got them charging now but am sad to say there are no pictures of the ocean crashing into rocks offshore at Oswald West State Park either. As I drove north on 101 to Astoria, I scoped out all the places to pull off 101 southbound to take pictures. I still pulled over and enjoyed the views on my way home but the camera stayed in the car. I regret not being able to share the beauty of the Oregon Coast with ya as I had planned.
On a side note, I doubt I would ever drive over that 4 and 1/2 mile long Astoria Bridge. Take a look at these pictures online and I think you will understand. Yikes.