Pacific Coast Sierra Cascades Bike Trip – Day 2

Happily, Betsy found an auto repair shop this morning and got her tires filled. I got mine topped off. We biked across level terrain to Bellingham and bought 2 new bike pumps at Earl’s and food for lunch. The town sported tidy homes often with spectacular rhododendrons in red, orange, pink, and white. South of town we rode on historic Chuckanut Drive. It dated from the 1930s as the coastal rode in northern WA. We enjoyed views of Puget Sound from our lunch spot (see photo). Back down near water, we rode across dark, level land covered with fallowed fields and hay. Our quite cycling ended after a pleasant ride on the Padilla Bay bike path. Then on WY 20 with scads of roaring vehicles ascending and descending lots of hills. We got food and stove fuel in Oak Harbor then rode to Fort Ebey State Park. The last mile sapped our remaining energy. We found the hiker-biker sites and set up our tent and cooked dinner. After a short trip to see Puget Sound, we returned to our camp and conked our at 8:30. A tough day with about 65 miles of riding.

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