Eureka -> Garberville

Eureka -> Garberville

Even though I hadn’t gone to sleep until about 12:30 after the mountain of sushi we had had the night before, I was up at 6:30. C was still sound asleep, so I tried to catch up on some admin things that I hadn’t finished on the rest day. By the time C was stirring, I had finished a blog entry and answered a couple more emails. It was a productive start to the day and I was glad to have it having not got as much of the blog done as I had wanted to.

It wasn’t until 8:30 that I

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Crescent City -> Eureka

Crescent City -> Eureka

We had a long day ahead of us and had been intending to get out early. For whatever reason, that didn’t happen. We were too busy talking to Gerry and learning about the tor behind his house which local Native American legend says is the birthplace of the earth. Having seen the stars the night before, it was believable. The milky way in particular had been stunning. Alas, with 90 miles and a chunk of climbing ahead of us we couldn’t sit round and hear more stories and so said our goodbyes

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Gold Beach -> Crescent City

Gold Beach -> Crescent City

Terry has a 4 day work week, a wonderful thing, but it meant that she was up at 4:30 to exercise and then worked from 7 to 5. We try to make sure we say goodbye to our hosts in the morning when we leave, but that was a little earlier than we could get up. Kim however had a later start and so we got to spend some quality time with him over coffee in the morning. When Kim headed out, he suggested we stay for a bit to let the light drizzle clear up and to give the sun time to burn the fog off. We

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Bandon -> Gold Beach

Bandon -> Gold Beach

We woke up to find the wind howling and the forecast for it to stay coming from the south at 20+mph all day. We only had about 55 miles to go, but with a constant headwind it would be draining. Sandy told me that we could feel free to stay until the wind turned, be that a few hours or a few days, but with winter looming and 9000ft passes to climb I’d rather make progress by throwing our bikes in the back of a pick up truck than wait out winds and lose days. Riding into such a strong headwind

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Florence -> Bandon

Florence -> Bandon

Wet day so not many pictures

I had had my worst night of sleep in a tent since back in Florida. Then it had been because I was paranoid about every noise, but this was caused mainly by the security light of the church which stayed on all night and was right next to my tent. I’m good at waking up with the sun and so when it’s like the sun is coming up all night in the tent it made sleeping hard. There had also been a lot of wind and rain, which hadn’t helped, but we had found a

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