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…
It rained half of the day on the ride from Port Townsend to Port Angeles. Murray and I rode; Jenny visited friends in Port Townsend and they drove her the 40 minutes back to Kingston to retrieve the car. Earlier in the day, Dale dropped us at a bike shop in Port Townsend to ask… Continue reading Port Angeles- Seven Days From CdA