Today was a good ride. Went from Eugene to Florence which is on the Oregon Coast. It is a neat old fishing village and we had time to walk around town and enjoy some of the interesting shops. Unfortunately, because we are carrying everything on our bikes or in “Bob” we really can’t buy much in the way of souvenirs. The weather was intermittent rain through the day but never hard so it had minimal impact on our riding. The highest point was Cougar Pass at just 769 feet which was a much more manageable climb. The most exciting part was a downhill tunnel but fortunately there was little traffic in the tunnel so it wasn’t bad.
I felt very comfortable during the whole ride but Mary is still struggling somewhat with some knee and arm/wrist pain so we may have to go shorter distances for a while.
Once again no pictures so far for today. This was partly because of the cloudy rainy weather but the next few days sound more promising. This was like riding through a jungle with huge amounts of moss on the trees and beautiful flowers. The Rhododendron are just past peak but some still very pretty and there was a lot of Foxglove growing along the side of the road along with some beautiful iris.
Total ride today 64 miles total so far for the trip 650.
Tomorrow we begin going north along the coast and hope to go across the Columbia River at Astoria OR and into Washington in a few days.