The Great Pacific Coast Escape

Day 2: Awesome sights to be seen
(Sequim to Sapho)

date: Tuesday August 6, 2002
daily miles: 81 miles (130 km)
total miles: 165 miles (266 km)


Typical of the views today

I'm tired!! There were a lot of headwinds that had to be battled today. Beautiful ride nonetheless though along the 101 road adjacent to the water. Not much shoulder room along t he water -- but never had a problem. Wait until you see the fantastic pictures that I got. (I’ll post once the trip is over)


lunch break
Finally found the last campground of the day -- not much in the way of amenities -- actually nothing except for a place to put a tent and a nearby picnic table. Water was available – but you had to go down into the creek to get – no thanks. But then again, I'm extremely tired after the riding today. I wouldn’t have made much use of any amenities anyway – I’d have loved to take a long hot shower – so really I’m not missing all miss that much tonight.
Once I got into camp, I fell asleep as soon as I crawled into my tent tonight – which was about 6:30pm. I just woke up here at 9:20pm to add to my journal before I forget the events of the day. test here
Amazing isn't it!

So what was so unique about Sequim?? A special microclimate that gets no rainfall supposedly (or very minimal) -- yet it somehow rained this morning on me while cycling through. My highlight was the visit at the new Safeway in town -- fresh Asiago bagels.... mmmmmmm....

I thought that I’ve been wondering about all day long. Why am I seeing so many single shoes on the side of the road? Are they falling out car windows or off the roof or (does someone know)??? I've seen so many that I'm actually really curious as to why they are all appearing. Is this the newest way for kids to get new shoes – accidentally have one “fall” out the window as the family is driving down the road?

Also I wonder about the kid that played with his toy army collection while obviously on vacation. I found his toy army men spread over 30 miles of road today. I kept finding a little soldier every half mile or so. I don't know if the kid won the battle, but sacrificing that many toys out the window isn't a good sign.

Tomorrow the coast and the Pacific Ocean!

Mark

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The Great Pacific Coast Escape
Introduction time
Two weeks before - Welcome to "BOB"
One week before - Panic time!
The trip begins! (Bellevue, WA to Sequim)
Awesome sights to be seen (Sequim to Sapho)
The longest day (Sapho to Ocean Shores)
Casual cruise to pavement pain (Ocean Shores to Raymond)
I survived the bridge!! (Raymond to Ft. Stevens, Oregon)
I talked with a real bicycle tourist! (Ft. Stevens to Cape Lookout)
Hills, hills and more hills (Cape Overlook to Newport)
It was slow going today (Newport to Florence)
Kickback, relax and just surf (at Honeyman Camp in Florence)
Time to escape the convention (Florence to Bandon)
Sputter, misfire, detour... and a new direction (Bandon to Brookings)
Please turn off the fog machine!! (Brookings to Prairie Creek Redwoods, California)
Keeping it simple (Prairie Creek Redwoods to KOA in Arcata)
Enter the 'Avenue of the Giants' (KOA in Arcata to Weott)
Running on empty (Weott to Leggett)
Back to the Pacific Ocean (Leggett to Van Damme SP at Mendocino)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Van Damme SP to Stillwater SP)
Just another simple day (Stillwater SP to Samuel Taylor SP in Bodega Bay)
What were you expecting -- Baywatch??? (Samuel Taylor SP to Half Moon Bay SP)
There actually is sunshine in California (Half Moon Bay to Sunset Beach in Watsonville)
Sleeping in late means a late start huh? (Sunset Beach SP to Pfeiffer-Big Sur SP)
Riding above the clouds (Pfeiffer-Big Sur SP to San Simeon SP
The ranger told me that I probably wouldn't want to camp here (San Simeon SP to Oceana SP)
I see cracks!! (Oceana SP to El Capitan SP near Goleta)
Are we there yet? (El Capitan SP to Leo Carillo SP near Malibu)
The “City of Angels” in one day (Leo Carillo SP to Doheny SP at Dana Point)
The end has arrived (Dana Point to San Diego)
Equipment Reflections
Personal Gear Review
Review -- Planning and Maps
Would I do it all again?