Life has been moving at a slower pace since we left Portland. We’ve figured that we can ride easy 60-mile days and still make it to San Francisco with a week to spare before heading home.
The Oregon coast was enchanting. As soon as we hit highway 101 we were riding feet from the beach much of the time.
The terrain became more mountainous. Between Lincoln City, where we joined up with 101, and San Francisco, we have almost 30,000 vertical feet of climbing to do.
We passed through Arcata, CA, and had a nice lunch at Luke’s Joint. The owner, Luke, is a family friend.
We met a wonderful woman named Lily (www.lilyandbike.com) at breakfast a few days ago. She is riding from Seattle to San Francisco. We decided to ride together for a bit afterwards. The three of us became friends and ended up riding and camping together for two days.
We passed through the Del Norte coast redwoods.
We set off from the small Victorian town of Ferndale, CA, and made for Cape Mendocino: The Lost Coast.