Day 10 underway

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.

Hanging in the Cook Street Village with Christine, in downtown Victoria BC

Hanging in the Cook Street Village with Christine, in downtown Victoria BC

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.

Bren with Jean & Bernadette, Canadians from Quebec cycling the east coast of Washington & Oregon

Bren with Jean & Bernadette, Canadians from Quebec cycling the east coast of Washington & Oregon

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)

Deer; 4

Elk; lots

Eagles; 8

Owls; 1

Seals; 1

Squirrels& chipmunks; countless

Unidentified roadkill; numerous and stinky

Bald eagle hunting from the tree top

Bald eagle hunting from the tree top

 

Deer at the campsite at Hoquiam

Deer at the campsite at Hoquiam

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.

The beach at  Kalaloch

The beach at Kalaloch

 

IMG_0538

Wrapped up in all our warm gear at Kalaloch

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…..

Advertisements

One response to “Day 10 underway

  1. Dear Bremma,

    This is Moko from Taiko! So sorry for not emailing you since you left Tokyo. Im very slowly folowing your blog and feel so proud of you both. Really exciting to read all your stories and see the pics!! You guys are truly great and are doing the very right thing in your life. Please continue your adventure safely and enjoy everything!

    Shelley and I have been riding our 1300 cc Trike in Europe. We are currently in Prague and areriding to Salzburg next. Having a good time.

    We send you our big love!!

    Moko and Shelley4

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s