Hi everyone. My wife and I (both mid 30's) will be traveling to Oregon for the first time on 10/6-10/15. We are both semi fit and both live in Hawaii.
My initial plan was to drive to Astoria on 10/6 after arriving at PDX. On 10/7 we was planing to get up early start to visit Astoria, Seaside, Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, and Oswald West State Park and spending night in Manzanita before heading down the coast.
However, my wife wants to try out clamming and it seems clamming is best near seaside. The low tide for 10/7 is at 6pm at 0.3. The low tide on 10/8 is -0.4 at 6:30am.
My question is:
Is 0.3 a low enough tide to go clamming? If it is not, I'm thinking about staying overnight in seaside to get up early and try clamming on the low tide on 10/8. A problem I see with clamming on 10/8 is we would not have a place to cook or clean any clams we possibly catch. Is there anyplace that would do this for a fee? Would people advise on just skipping clamming all together or possible hire a guide? If there is a guide, would anybody be able to recommend someone?
Thank you in advance.