Only two goals!
29 April 2013 | Cannon Beach, Oregon.
The update came through again the next morning: Nev, Matt and BLUE were doing well despite a bumpy night, both of them so tired at this point that they actually got some good sleep, and they were going to keep moving... and so I needed to as well. I set two goals for myself that day and was lucky enough to achieve both!
#1 Lunch at the Pelican Pub in Pacific City which Nev and I had visited last time we drove this coastline, but only after hiking the massive sand dune nearby. I hiked up in 10 minutes and down in 2... the views were stunning and I could see a boat way out at sea that I decided was BLUE and took comfort! Lunch of steamed clams loaded with garlic and parsley was scrumptious!
#2 To walk Cannon Beach. Matt had recommended this stop and he was right. My campsite at Sea Venture Campground was the best so far along the way, just far enough from the 101 to be quiet and close enough to the beach to walk. The tide, once again, was way out, at least a quarter of a mile I would say (probably due to the full moon), and the chilly air kept me moving along quickly. The Tillamook Bay Lighthouse is clearly visible and, again, I felt comfy knowing that Nev and Matt were going to be safely passing by guided by its light. The fog early morning has been dense all along the way, burning off around 2 in the afternoon... the lighthouses were more valuable to me now than ever before.
I planned to stay for two nights... thought it would be good to settle for a day or so before packing up again. But that was not to be as the men checked in and said they were keeping on track and expected to round Cape Flattery and into the Straits of Juan de Fuca early Sunday morning!! They were moving faster than I was!
I planned my trip for the next morning, it was going to be a 5 and a half hour drive to Neah Bay, and climbed into bed early after a delicious meal of mushrooms cooked in coconut butter which I enjoyed around my campfire built out of Colgate toothpaste boxes, the only kindling I could find!!