Vancouver to Southern California Cycle Blog

Thursday July 10, 2014. Day 6 South Bend to Astoria (78km) Before breakfast, we cycled up the steep street bedside our motel to view the Pacific County courthouse, an imposing 1910 building overlooking the town, described as an “excellent example of Second Renaissance Revival” architecture. Back down through the town, then, to Chen’s, the only breakfast option in South Bend, a Chinese ...

Wednesday July 9, 2015. Day 5  Westport to South Bend (67km) After a breakfast to die for (homemade granola, thick yoghurt and fresh berries; herb and goat cheese omelettes with a side of hashbrowns and peppers and homemade salsa; a toasted English muffin with homemade jam and their own coffee blend, freshly roasted and ground), we were treated to a sample of ...

Tuesday July 8, 2014. Day 4   Potlatch to Westport (128km)  We prepared oatmeal and had our homemade granola (in our camping bowls – the room had a kitchen, but no dishes!) for breakfast. Back on our bikes, we left the Hood Canal and made our way south along the 101, stopping in Shelton for coffee at Steph’s Espresso. If it had not ...

Monday July 7, 2014. Day 3 Port Hadlock to Potlatch (93 km) We felt the effects this morning of a first full day back on the bikes (and distinct lack of training, at least for Lois – Paul has the endurance benefit of a recent 1/2 marathon) and the terrain and the heat also made for a tough day. The motel directed ...

Sunday July 6, 2014. Day 2  Anacortes to Port Hadlock (69km) We were pleased to find excellent espresso in the lobby of the Ship Harbour Inn, which delayed our departure and gave us time to launch our blog. In choosing this route south, we were looking forward to exploring Washington’s coastal islands and we are not disappointed. The scenery is spectacular! And as ...

Saturday July 5, 2014. Day 1 Vancouver to Anacortes, WA We cycled 8kms! We arranged to meet Maritia, Steve, Jade and Rhys at Terra Breads Cafe for a breakfast send-off. Chris and Shinyoung also joined in virtually while driving in the centre of Paris! After admiring J & R demonstrating their prowess on their new scooters, and Rhys on his bike, we said ...