The Legacy of Astoria
Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports
Friday, June 12, 2015
“Ideas can be powerful. They have a life of their own. Some let you down – and some others have totally unforeseen consequences.”
Chuck West, founder, Westours, Cruise West.
It’s both a sad and happy day here onboard Un-Cruise Adventures’ S.S. Legacy. Sad because we have arrived at our final port of call on this weeklong Legacy of Discovery river cruise that has taken us along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Happy, because our final port of call is one of my favorite on the whole length of the Pacific Northwest: the beautiful little town of Astoria, Oregon.
If you’re a movie buff, you’ve seen Astoria before. It served as the backdrop for The Goonies, Kindergarten Cop, and The Ring 2, among others.
Un-Cruise offered guests a full day of touring here, from historic Fort Clatsop to the Astoria Column and the Columbia River Maritime Museum – and I’m sorry to say I brushed off most of it. This is one of my absolute favorite towns, and I wanted to maximise my time here.