Thursday, October 22, 2009
Manzanita to Tillamook Oregon
Captions from the top: Tillamook cheese factory, Coast Guard Blackhawk helicopters, Heicopter again, Rockaway is Tsunami Safe!, Greg and Tillamook.
Day 6, Manzanita to
30 miles plus more to come
It was nice to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of waves hitting the sand. It seems like no matter how hard we try, we can't leave camp before 10 AM. I think we really need the sleep because we seem to go to sleep around 10 and wake up around 7:30-8 each day. Our muscles are sore but getting stronger each day. We're trying to stay off the vitamin I (ibuprofen). We had an awesome breakfast of potatoes, onions and eggs with hot sauce. The ride was beautiful along the coast with less hills today. We saw some seals lounging on the beach in the bay. While near the town of Garibaldi the Coast Guard was doing what we think was some training with two Blackhawk helicopters which were dropping swimmers into the water and then picking them back up with baskets. Soon after we reached Tillamook, where we visited the cheese factory. We had ice cream and cheese samples. We even bought cheese curds, 1/2 off! It was so good. I love cheese.
P.S. We will be posting multiple days at a time on the blog because of limited internet access, so please scroll down to check out all of the new entries.