Dagwood riding through the redwoods.
Riding through the redwoods is fantastic. While there are times when sharing the road is hard simply because there is no shoulder and nowhere to go, there are those peaceful quiet moments where it is just you on your bike. Sunlight coming through the trees, bird song, a cool breeze. Nice.
Cristy in the redwoods
Happy day off at the beach!
Today we took a day or R&R in Westport to enjoy the beach. Yesterday was a tough one-- 54 miles with lots of climbing. We started in the morning at an elevation of about 400 feet and had to get over a pass of 1800 feet. So a day of rolling hills all taking you higher and higher until you reach the final climb over the big pass, followed by another decent hill that totally makes you ready for a beer. But hey, that was the highest elevation we have to get over!
Westport is a quiet town with a funky community market and a kind of fancy-pants hotel/pub. We recommend the Westport Inn which is only 6 rooms, family run and includes a breakfast of coffee, toast and Otto's homemade jams. The jam is great but Otto's hospitality makes the place special. It is really like staying at someone's house and having breakfast in their living room!
Only a few more days of riding and we are in San Francisco! Yippee!