This morning, we woke up early. We had to part this morning, and it was going to be difficult to do so after 10 glorious days of bliss together. Hopefully, there will be time to go back and fill you in on the days that have been so full I haven’t posted. But this morning, we had one bike, mine and we both needed to get to the ferry by different means. I arrived first, and John arrived as his ferry was loading the pedestrians, so we had time for a parting hug, and nothing more. He disappeared into the distance, and the next leg of my journey has begun.
My ferry took me to Southworth, WA, on the Kitsap Penninsula. My destination tonight is Potlatch State Park, near Shelton, WA. Almost as soon as I got off the ferry, I met Sam. She is a painter in Southworth. She gave me directions to Potlatch, but also invited me to her studio, a few miles into my trip. What a great start to my journey. My first new friend, within a mile or two of the beginning. We chatted for a good while, she gave me directions to Potlatch, as well as a map and her card. I’m a few miles down the road, using the WIFI at McDonald’s.
I’m 34 miles from my destination, and the hills are SERIOUS! Not just the uphills. I’m talking about some descents that are hair-raising, white-knuckling, carpal tunnel inducing, brake-glazing….. killer hills. It was a very smart move to buy full sets of replacement brake pads yesterday.
Gotta go. There are miles to be crossed. It’s beautiful here, and the people are wonderful.
Go make your own breeze and remember: if you’re not having fun; you’re in the wrong gear.