Friday, 5 August 2011

Day 91 Florence to Sunset Bay

After a final farewell breakfast with Sally,Ellen Don and Hubert we finally started our journey south. The Pacific Ocean, supposedly on our right, was nowhere to be seen for the first ten miles and in it's place we had traffic, lots of it. But we were warned and it is high season.

Most of today we passed thtough the Oregon Dunes but unfortunately you don't see much of them on the bike with US101 being some distance from the ocean in this part of Oregon. We did though have the benefit of an all day tailwind, which helped to flatten out some of the coastal undulation.

We had decided to head for the strongly recommended hiket biket campsite at Sunset Bay State Park and it was an excrellent choice, located in a beautiful spot by the sea. And only 5$. A bit out of the way so we had dinner before arriving at a great little seafood restaurant in Charleston. So despite only cycling 57 miles we still managed to arrive in camp at the rather late hour of 7 30PM.

We met lots of friendly people today including six other cyclists all heading south. And it is a great feeling being able to tell people that we have just cycled over 4500 miles across America!

We also had a  very late map meeting at 9PM.

Miles Today 57
Total        4723

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