At least I was wrapped in a warm blanket. I got a sinus infection (somehow!) and have been camped in a Travelodge in Fort Bragg, CA since Tuesday afternoon. I haven’t written in a week. 😦 Other excuses for not writing: I didn’t have access to wi-fi, nor cell service to use my phone as… Continue reading Slight hiccup …
Tsunamis, tsunami evacuation routes, tsunami fears and tsunami stories, are alive on the west coast. Quite incredible to feel the power of our universe, learning that this town of Crescent City, CA, where I am today, was hit hard by a tsunami after the 1964 Alaskan earthquake and again in 2011, after the earthquake in Japan!… Continue reading Tsunamis and the West Coast
California! Emily, Aaron and I crossed into California on Tuesday afternoon, about 375 miles behind us since Astoria, Oregon. We had cycled the Oregon coast! We had beaten the rain, wind and non-stop hills. We conversed with other touring bicyclists, talked with people interested in our adventure, saw whales and sea lions and cormorants and pelicans, kept… Continue reading Where did he go?!
THE FOLLOWING FAQ’S WERE ADDED ON 9/14/16… When is Aaron Kunkel’s birthday? Today!! He’s 33 and we’re going for a bike ride on a sunny day along the Pacific Ocean to celebrate! Why is the format screwed up in the above section? I dont’ know! Mark Rakes? Katie Palmer? What’s it like riding with all… Continue reading FAQ’S- 9/14/16
We pedaled a couple of miles south after the raccoon wounds and stopped for breakfast. At the table next to us was a couple from Coeur d’Alene, who I didn’t know, who were playing golf and exploring the Oregon coast. Tom and Tracey Baker. We talked about Tom’s life growing up in Salmon, Idaho, about… Continue reading “Here’s to pay for your hotel in Yachats.”
Today, Sept. 17, I ended the day in Reedsport, OR, 1,026 miles since I left CdA on Sept. 1. I’m way stronger than I was then.
I know better. There are wild critters living in the woods- even in the woods is two blocks from the town of Lincoln City. In the middle of the night, I thought I heardAaron looking for something in his packs. But he kept looking. And kept looking. So I unzipped my tent and looked. There were four… Continue reading Raccoons like Gel
I felt like a Boy Scout when… on the first night, camping in City Park in Davenport, WA, I fell asleep with my glasses on and smashed them. Like a Boy Scout, I had a backup pair. the wire that connects the bows of my glasses to the part holding the glass, punctured my Thermarest.… Continue reading Like a Boy Scout
The most common concern from friends and family to whom I spoke before the trip (I can’t believe I’m actually ON the trip!) was…what about your buns? For some it was just a statement of the obvious, that it’s a lot of time sitting on the saddle, and it’s probably going to hurt! For… Continue reading How are your buns?!
After six days of heading mostly west, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, we turned south on 101. I felt like I was on my way to San Diego- which doesn’t really seem that far away, because I’m feeling strong and all is going well. I’m in Aberdeen, Washington at a Best Western with Murray Reid. We… Continue reading We took a left turn…