Day 98 Nehalem State Park, OR to Gearhart, OR

Today’s Stats: Miles 29,+/- Elevation, 2,024/1,926, Total Miles 3,322.

Only saw the sun for short time this morning mostly cloudy and in high 50’s. More beautiful costal views reduced a bit by clouds and fog. We rode through the ocean side towns of Canon Beach and Seaside and they were packed with tourists trying to escape the heat inland.

Visitor in campsite this morning.

Looking back at campground beach.

Many rocks on coastline two sand volleyball games in progress.

The ride today featured a tunnel with a button that activates sign alerting motorists that bicyclists are in the tunnel.

Will put our headlights to use

Matt from Texas starting TransAm eastbound to Virginia. New to biking so quite the undertaking…youth!!!

In Gearhart we stayed with a Warm Shower host (someone that extends their hospitality to cyclists) tonight Pat is our hostess. Pat drove support on a cross country bike tour in 2015 and enjoyed the hospitality of Warmshowers hosts and decided to offer her home for touring cyclists to stay.

We were grateful for showers, laundry, comfortable bed, dinner, breakfast and great conversation.

Hostess Pat’s friendly dog Annie.

8 thoughts on “Day 98 Nehalem State Park, OR to Gearhart, OR

  1. You are certainly meeting some great people on your trip. Safe travels to your destination and a smooth train trip home.

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  2. How nice – “warm shower” hosts – looks like a lovely place today. The hospitality. that you have encountered along the way is amazing! Happy Birthday to Mark – August 2nd – great memory of this birthday!

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  3. Happy Birthday Mark. So many unbelievable experiences during this journey. Know you will make more special memories today on your special day. Enjoy whatever you choose to do. Perhaps a stay at the Ritz!!!!

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  4. It looks like you are only a day of reaching Astoria—the ending destination of your trip. How exciting. Congratulations!!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Mark! It has been a great close and a great start to the new year! You both have truly had an adventure of a life-time! It was so wonderful that you shared the beautiful photos and the people you met along the way. Love you both!

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  6. Howdy, it’s Matt! It was nice meeting y’all a few days back. I’m in Coburg, OR tonight. Taking a rest day in Eugene before starting the next leg of the trip. Enjoyed reading the blog so far. Looking forward to reading about some of my future stops. Congrats on making it to Astoria, and good luck on the next part of your trip!

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