Time for a photo op! This bridge was built in 1940, the same year I was conceived!!
The historic Fernbridge. I have driven over it, camped in my Vanagon under it but never crossed it by bicycle, until now!
I ask someone about this paint job. They thought it is a protest about some zoning issue.
Yep, a cyclist lives here!!
The "Bickersons" and Rafael.
And then, a close up of, "Babe's" blue balls!!
Great showers! Unlimited hot water unlike California's 25 cents for three minutes. I notice there is also a laundry with washers and dryers available. Oregon State Parks!! Woo Hoo!
We say our good byes, “Good luck, I hope to see you again”, and I return to
Or..., maybe, this is it!!
Part way along I notice someone's "Garden Art" and park for a photo.
Bigger "Garden Art"!
I see you Humbug!
How about this, kids! An Airstream. Almost the same year as the one I lived in!!
I can identify!!
Continuing my walk around the State Park I happen upon a young couple towing a teardrop trailer with their Honda Element. They are more than happy to show it to me. It is very nicely made. They tell me a guy in Petaluma makes and rents them!!
9:00 AM. Packed and rolling.
I’m taking a break at the top of a particularly long uphill push when I hear an engine and a guy comes around the bend in his pickup. He pulls over and we talk.
Some humor. I like humor.
Oh boy! Slugs and rain.
Back to camp.
I grab a salad for lunch at Safeway on my way out of town.
The art gallery has a bronze statue sitting on the roof looking out over the estuary.
I leave the estuary and head into some hills.
I pull off onto a logging road for lunch and, while enjoying my salad, take in the view of ...,
the unbelievable Oregon logging practices! How they can still do this in this day and age defies common sense.
Being close to the restroom I can keep an eye on my cell phone while it charges.
It is almost noon!
The bridge over Alsea Bay just north of Waldport.
It has interesting little porticos at either end.
Bus loads of school children out investigating tide pools.
More up and down along the Pacific.
At a "viewpoint" I notice a Bald Eagle sitting on a structure. First one I have seen this trip.
Sand Lake. Population 26! I stop for an ice cream bar.
The road rises through the dunes and I happen upon this...,
A crew setting up to film a commercial about a fuchsia colored chair and footrest!!
Northern Oregon and their Cape Arago, Cape Perpetua, Cape Foulweather, Cape Kiwanda, Cape Lookout!! Up down. Up down!
Cape Lookout is a rather strange place but hey, a short day of riding. Good enough.
1. see if the shower works and,
2.see if the water is hot enough without getting sprayed!!
Why would State Parks build such a nice new facility with such a stupid shower design? Most amazing!
Nope. No thanks.
"A Pretty Good Day".
"Oh Honey, the roof leaks."