Signage of a Seaside Town

A few scenes from impoverished Grays Harbor County, Washington State. I've been going there on and off for forty-plus years, and little has changed, although the recession has clearly hurt a lot.

The ironically named New Hope Cafe, Westport

Regulations at the (empty) RV park, Westport

Hyperbolic adverts, Grayland

Main street renovation dreams, Westport

Remnants of a past boom, Aberdeen


  1. Is there anything more than signs of lost hope and neglect, to move the visitor to these towns?

    Nice post.

  2. Hi Martin,
    Well, you certainly get a respite from the hustle and bustle of Seattle. :)

    There is ocean fishing, clamming and crabbing, and a plethora of beaches. You can tour the Ocean Spray cranberry company. It's not Blackpool, though!