Our family is driving down to Cannon Beach from Vancouver Canada on Friday April 2nd for the Easter weekend. I understand that the weather forecast is for rain and we are totally prepared with raingear, boots, extra dry warm clothes, etc.
What I can't determine from any weather sites, is the type of rain. In Vancouver this time of year, rain is usually just drizzle, fairly constant but nonstop. I have also experienced rain in LA which was brief but torrential. So I am trying to figure out if we need the heavy duty gortex, the lightweight water resistant windbreakers, the cosy polar fleece layers, or all of the above. We are not afraid of rain but have experienced sideways deluges too many times to arrive unprepared. On the other hand, we also don't want to overpack.
We have two kids and have booked a place with an indoor pool just in case.
One other question...is the best nearby grocery shopping in Astoria?