Sunday, 15 April 2012

April 22nd-23rd, 2010

The next morning we had a few bites of oatmeal for breakfast and continued our ride on Olympic Loop

We stopped at Ruby Beach for some whale watching.  Although we didn’t spot any, the view alone was well worth it.

We stopped in Forks, Washington to grab a bite to eat at the local grocery store.  Some of you might have heard of the town made popular by the books & films from the Twilight series.  The town pulled no punches in making that known to its visitors.  Twilight merchandise and Twilight themed stores were on every corner. 

We managed to spot a few bald eagles in the sky while riding.  Hard to miss their enormous wing span and their gleaming white heads in contrast to their jet black bodies.  It also occurred to me while riding on the northern section of Olympic Loop that across the water from us is Canada.  We’ve been away from our home country for almost 7 months and seeing it for the first time signifies how far we’ve come and how much we miss being home.  Those 7 months felt like they went by fast and I’m beginning to think time will only blow by faster now that we’re at the halfway point on our journey.  I should really focus on the here and now and take nothing for granted.  Soon enough we’ll be home, but I don’t we’ll ever get a chance to do something of this scale for the next little while when we’re done.  Better get my head on straight and enjoy every second while it lasts. 

Here we are at DammitDave’s in Port Townsend, WA.  DammitDave offered to put us up for the night if we ever made it this way. 

DammitDave had a few friends come over for dinner and we all shared stories about motorcycles and adventure.

The next morning we said our goodbyes and thanks to DammitDave and continued on with the loop.  DammitDave pointed out that the fairy at Southworth would be better than having to ride all the way around to get to Seattle.

Amanda is really excited because this is the first time ever being on a fairy with her motorbike

Nice to have a little down time and not have to be the one navigating the vehicle…

…but I can only speak for myself.

It only took about a half hour to get to the other side

From here we navigated through the hustle and bustle of Seattle…

…and paid tribute to one of my heroes.

Often imitated, but never duplicated.  The one and only…

494 km

Enter the dragon.
Decades ahead of his time.
Too fast and too soon.

No comments:

Post a Comment