The last day of our expedition finds us in Astoria, the confluence where the Columbia River meets the Pacific. The turbulent waters of the region were a primary subject matter at the maritime museum we visited today, connecting historical events of the past to modern day.

Cape Disappointment provided a great conclusion on multiple levels. The Lewis and Clark Museum reviewed the spectrum of their expedition, providing historical context and connection. Maya Lin’s Confluence Project inspired an element of inward reflection on the history, culture, nature, and people we’ve experienced during our expedition and how this area and its people have enriched our lives in the past and continue to do so.