Sunday, June 9, 2019

Day 8 - Bruceport to Cape Disappointment

Today is our last day in Washington, and despite the name - it does not disappoint!

The ride today was 46 miles. We chose to split the 60+ mile ride to Astoria into two days, today's 46 and tomorrow's 26. We've had a big week of riding and we're both feeling it!

This morning we rode rolling hills through nature reserves, and several bridges across rivers and streams.
This afternoon was winding highway with no shoulder alongside the ocean, and thankfully very little traffic.

The town of Long Beach was like a fairground with carousels and go karts lining the main street! The sun even came out as we turned onto the discovery trail to bike a beautiful path along the longest beach in the world! People drive their cars right out on the beach, and it looks awesome! We even rode right past a wedding! Why are we already married? Can we get married again on this beach?

We wind our way along the beach and then uphill to one of two lighthouses in the area. We find another wedding party taking photos here - it's that incredible!

We arrive at the campground at Cape Disappointment to full sunshine and free showers!

As I write this we are sitting on top of a hill in the glorious sunshine, listening to a free concert in the campground with an ocean backdrop.

Not a day has passed where we haven't been blown away by the people or scenery out here. Thank you Washington!! Can't wait to see what Oregon has in store!

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