46 miles. This was our first day of rain, drizzle, fog which made for cooler riding but not too good for seeing much. We left Fort Stephens in the fog and mist and it pretty much stayed that way all along the coast. Stopped at Cannon Beach for coffee and a visit to the local bike store. The owner, Mike, was very helpful. He did some minor bike adjustments and Then we topped up the air in our tires and headed down the highway - still cold and wet. We did get to see the Haystack Rocks and take a few photos before the fog rolled in again.
We got to go through a tunnel which was kind of freaky because there was no shoulder, it was uphill so we couldn't go very fast and traffic was a bit heavy. We finally got through the tunnel but the climb was only just beginning! The second of three good climbs today. I think I will have legs of steel by the end of this trip! It isn't easy carrying 45 pounds up a hill but I am grateful for the amazing gearing on this bike which allows a very slow but steady pace all the way to the top. The problem with a cold and wet day is that I'm wearing wet weather gear, which means I get hot and sweaty on the way up and then chilled and damp on the speedway down- never really comfortable. I don't think I have warmed up yet as I sit in my tent curled up in my sleeping bag with all my clothes on - to get out of the mist/rain? I'm not sure if it's fog or mist or light rain but I do know it's wet and cold out there.
There's a beautiful beach here and I tried to take some photos and even a video of the ocean waves but since it was so misty I'm not sure if they'll be any good.
Tomorrow we continue our ride down the Oregon Coast to Cape Look Out State Park.