Today is such a different day than yesterday. Plenty of sunshine and 55 degree day. We got out of Seaside pretty easily. Rode along the Promanade on the water front looking at all of the millon dollar homes with the million dollar views. Pretty quickly out of Seaside the 101 Highway started to climb. Not what I love right out of the box, but did it w/o much complaint. Then we started to see some of the views of the ocean to make the climbing worth all of the effort. What a beautiful coast line. We came into the little town of Cannon Beach after a while and parked the bikes. There is a coffee shop about every 50 feet in between the other shops (read as touristy). We picked a place to get our cup of ambition and then wandered around town. Really a pleasant little place. Got ready to go and found Deb had a flat tire. A local bike rental store took care of us and when I asked how much I owed he said “no charge sir”. Pretty cool. I made him take $10 after a few minutes. People are nice dispite what the media says.
We had a couple more climbs to do. It wasn’t terrible after the coffee and the kindness of the bike guy. Took a lot of pictures of the coast. Really hard to get to much of the Oregon coast. We finally got over the last knob and coasted into Manzanita for some food and drink. Big mistake. We talked ourselves into staying after only 24 miles for the day. Got a hotel right on the ocean. Life could be worse:)