May 16, 2016
Westport Beach RV Park to Manchester KOA
58.0 miles, 4:43 in the saddle, 3897 ft climbing
Total Miles: 684
Gorgeous day. The winds were cool but the sun warm, and tail winds most of the way. This was a day of just beautiful coastline. The road snaked around small coves and beaches with lots of dips and rises, but no huge hills.
Before Fort Bragg the ride included a bike path that was right on the beach. This path, which was once a road I think spit me out in Fort Bragg, right at a Denny’s where I had a big breakfast, and had a good talk with Saree on the phone.
The riding was really nice south of Fort Bragg. At times I could see shadows from the clouds overhead, and the shadows were moving down the road in front of me faster than I was riding. I guess the winds aloft were even more than the brisk tailwinds I was enjoying!
There was lots of pasture land leading down to bluffs on the coast. Very pretty.
I met two more northbounders, Rob and Tom from Tasmania. I hope they get some tailwinds eventually. They reported the Manchester KOA was the place to stay. $10 includes showers, and a hot tub!
When I pulled into the KOA, Logan had just arrived ahead of me. Good to be camping together again. He was impressed I had caught back up to him. We had a hot tub soak and enjoyed talking with a local couple.