Saturday, September 6, 2008
Landed on American soil and heading for the 101 5th Sept.2008
After a quick dive down to the ferry and through U.S. immigration on board for a 90minute boat trip to Port Angelus. Like going to Hollyhead but it cost 5 dollars.B & I eat your heart out. I feel as if i am progressing now. Into America and heading for the now famous highway 101. I have been reading about this road for such a long time I feel as if we know each other. But Im sure we will have many fallings out over these next few weeks. She wins the first row with a long drag out of the port when my legs are not ready for it.But then she mellows and gives me some really fast descents. Pannier bags are a curse but boy when you get on a descent, man you can fly..........Just hang on cause we are not stopping.
But, then when you think you have her? ... she kicks up again.
Chris! found a way to keep the group together on Sundays! Give Cormac and Wayne and Marc and anyone else you think.... pannier bags!! Everyone arrives home together.
Stop after 25 miles for a double expresso, a jam doughnut and a shot of EPO. After a few more ascents and descents arrive in Quilsene. A small quintessential American town. 1 shop,1 church, 1 motel and not a lot more. But ideally placed on the edge of Olympic National Park. A great base for hiking and camping. Met some lovely interesting people. See the photos Don and Peroska who sooo encouraged me to camp out. Peroska insisted I take Don's sleeping mat. They were heading home tomorrow. I promised them I would and to watch this space. Forrest who came to the pub for some crack.
So a good day with 53 miles under my belt. First big climb tomorrow morning over Mount Walker. Starts to rise as soon as I leave here.