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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Day 18 (Newport - Glenada 107km)

Today was pretty flat compared to the previous days, but I took numerous opportunities to take detours and check out the coastal sea stacks and marine critters. I started the day with Andreas, the severely overloaded swiss guy on his gap year and we went to climb some sandstone stacks which didn't agree with his already sore knees. The views were fantastic and we watched people sandboarding rather unsuccessfully.

I kind of outpaced Andreas on the way to the cape so he told me to go on and said I was a monster on the hills which was nice! I saw among other things, harbor seals, some carnivourous pitcher plants and went through the last tunnel of the trip. The tunnels were really pretty easy, even thouugh the guiude book made them sound terrifying (while not mentioning a thing about the harrowing Astoria bridge!) After the tunnel (which was half way up a big climb) there was a great descent with amazing sweeping views but I was too into speeding down the road to stop and take them in. The state park I camped at was really nice and I met up with Dan and Caedmon again for supper.

6 comments:

caroline said...

That sounded like a fabulous day, I still can't believe aaaI won't be able to ask you about it all. Fred and Edwin send their love, we have the dredded project crisis again!
All my love
Mum xxx

Caroline said...

Another year my darling Charlie, I see that fabulous photo of you every morning when I wake up and wish I could ask you what you are doing , what you would have been doing as you approach your 25th birthday. Alexander is engaged and will marry next year. I have all these questions and no answers .
How I miss you
All my love
Mum xxxooo

Caroline said...

Darling Charlie
How I miss you, there are so many days I want your advice or just to listen to your prattle about something that has interested you.
I hope that you and Barley are having fun together.
All my love
Mum xxx

Caroline said...

Darling Charlie
How I miss you, there are so many days I want your advice or just to listen to your prattle about something that has interested you.
I hope that you and Barley are having fun together.
All my love
Mum xxx

Caroline said...

This is one of my favorite stops on your journey my handsome son. You would be proud of Thoby he has taken up climbing , another of your hobbies.
Watch over him my darling boy.
All my love Mum xxx

Caroline said...

Anreas took such a wonderful photo of you, I shall always be grateful to him. It is the picture all the CharliesFreeWheels students see.What a wonderful day you had. Thoby has taken up caving as well as climbing. I am sure you would have enjoyed it too , I hope you are there with him.
All my love, darling son Mum xxoo