- Date: Thursday – Saturday, May 9, 10, and 11 – 2019.
- Distance: 185 km.
- Route: Mostly Highway 101, some secondary roads.
Thursday was hot! 28 degrees Celcius. Moreover, we were on a wonderful campsite next to the ocean, and loved spending some more time with Dean, so we decided to stay for a day. Tim jumped into the ocean and got out just as quickly – the water was still really cold.
Later we went out for dinner with Dean (on his generous invitation!) and his friend Kara at Local Ocean in Newport and had some delicious fresh tuna and salmon.
Friday morning was difficult to leave again because it was so cozy with Dean and Kara. But the 90 km ride to Jessie M Honeyman State Park in the Oregon Dunes was epic! Fantastic views of the cliffy coast, speeding downhill through rising clouds – it feels cold! – rivers and creeks flowing into the ocean, low traffic; it was wonderful. The area around the Oregon dunes (our destination for this day) would have been beatiful too without the ATVs roaring around.
Saturday we cycled 95 km to Sunset Bay. Largest section on 101 was way too busy (all the roads are probably more busy on a Saturday). We didn’t like it! Luckily the state park was great. Fantastic quiet location near beaches and Cape Arago. The volunteers were really friendly and welcoming too.