Today, as expected was a rainy miserable day. We delayed our departure from Astoria as long as we could to try to time it as we went over the 4.1 mile long bridge but still got caught in a downpour. The winds were a little intimidating as we climbed to go over the high point which allows ocean going ships to pass under it. The good news was that because of the weather there was not a lot of traffic on the bridge. As we crested the top, the far end was lost in the fog but we could see and be seen. Thank goodness for head lights and tail lights on the bikes. We rode only to Ilwaco Washington which is at the very bottom of a long peninsula called Long Beach. We quit our ride about 9:30, took a good hot shower and used the Laundromat across the street to was and dry our soggy clothes.
The short day gave us an opportunity to catch up on some rest and to watch some of the US Golf Open. Our total riding today was just 28 miles and total to date is now 888.
Tomorrow, we hope that the weather will be a bit better and we plan to continue on north on Rt 101 with the goal of catching the Ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria BC then we plan to tour the San Jaun Islands and Whidby Island as we work our way south and east to eventually meet up with our daughter and son in law from Boise.