Wow! Check us out hitting double digits on the TotallyTandem journey! Net access has been limited but we have been taking notes and are just working out the best way to keep the blog updated, without having to write epic entries every time!
Leaving Victoria was super sad as we had such a brilliant time there with Christine. It’s an amazing little city and one of our faves for sure.
So we have ridden just over 518 kms and are enjoying life on the road. Meeting lots of interesting people along the way. Even saved one from drowning, but that’s a long story. We scored the last campsite at Lake Quinalt and were enjoying our dinner when 2 cyclists drove past with their panniers heavily laden. I called out a greeting to them and offered them a spot for their tent on our site (it was an expensive campground and we were happy to share the expense) and we spent the last 2 nights sharing stories and good food together. What a pleasure! Today we take different routes but we hope to meet them again along the way.
There has been so much gorgeous scenery with cobalt blue lakes and towering cedar forests with loads of amazing wild life.
Wild life tally:
Bears; 2 (+ 1 false sighting, it was just a rock in the river but we stopped to take a pic anyway…just to be sure)
Squirrels& chipmunks; countless
Unidentified roadkill; numerous and stinky
The sun has been shining on us mostly, but we hit some crazy cold fog when reaching the ocean at Kalaloch on the Olympic Peninsula. We had to empty our panniers and don every piece of clothing we had. Not quite the beach holiday we were expecting! No swimming for Bremma, mind you, with the hundreds of old logs washed up on the beach, I don’t think it would take much to meet one out in the surf and get a good whack to the head. So perhaps we should be grateful for the cold snap.
Must away now to hit the road. Heading to a place called Raymond today. Tomorrow,we cross the state border to Oregon. I have heard there are hills there…..