55 milesToday seemed like a pretty civilized ride compared to past days. There was cold in the morning but no chattering teeth, there were many hills but not of the Nepalese variety, there were rough roads and chip seal but no one lost control, the mileage was not overwhelming, and the scenery was, once again, spectacular.
Immediately after leaving the hotel we crossed the Yaquina Bay Bridge. It was a one mile walking bridge due to two vehicle and no bike lanes.
|Original Cook's Chasm Bridge constructed in 1932|
There is a commercial operation that takes visitors to sea lion caves. I chose to view them from an overlook.
|Heceta Head Lighthouse|
The crew prepared another delicious dinner. I couldn't resist a photo of the colorful kale salad before it was tossed.
To end on a rather silly note, the town of Florence is also known for its management technique in dealing with a whale carcass that washed up on a local beach in 1970. A link to the original video follows.