Day 6, Astoria, Oregon. 80km, mostly flat, a few rolling hills. Muscles held out, back didn't act up. I'm absolutely disgusting smelling, and at the end of such a day covered in road grit, salt, and sunscreen. One more flat (my first on this trip), otherwise uneventful. Split an entire box of instant oatmeal for breakfast and a bag of bagels for lunch. Lovely scenery. Tidal mud flats, wildlife sanctuary, light rain in the morning then cool clouds during the rest. Minimal headwind, occasional tailwind. Relatively good morale, a little tired but feeling muscles growing in response to the week. Also Frances took 5lbs of my cargo to help mitigate risk of further back strain today, she's stronger than me.
There's a 6km long bridge across the mouth of the Columbia river, crossing into Oregon and entering Astoria. Last segment of the ride in today. It's more pleasant per meter than the Lewis and Clark bridge up river, but six times longer and has a span that's elevated for cargo ships to pass under.
Motel wifi here is annoyingly spotty. Taking a rest day tomorrow. Might tourist a bit, or just sleep and eat. Astoria is where the Goonies was filmed, thus Google is recommending various Goonies things.This entry was originally posted at http://graydon2.dreamwidth.org/191076.html. Please comment there using OpenID.