Jumping back to yesterday after I sent the blogout, we went to Sea Lions Cave.
Here I am while I was biking by:
Here is the ledge where they raise their pups during the summer.
Here is a movie, you can hear the roar of the Sea Lions between the wind noise.
We also enjoyed a sunset in the first day of clear sunny weather since we started this trip.
As atested to by this great night sky shot I got that night.
Today we were looking forward to competing the first full week since our sons Louis and Lynn left.
I bike south from Florence and passed what is known as the sand dune and lake country of this part of the Oregon coast. It is beautiful.
It looks like a high Sierra lake but is just a few miles from the coast.
And here is an example of the massive sand dunes that are encroaching on Hwy. 101.
Here I am getting ready to cross the Conde B. McCullough Memorial Bridge into North Bend and just beyond Coos's Bay. It is a 5,305-foot steel cantilever truss bridge, constructed in 1936. It spans the entrance to Coos Bay, carrying U.S. Hwy. 101. It was intimidating to cross. I had to push a botton to start flashing lights indicating a bike was on the bridge and to slow down, no wide shoulder to bike on!
A closer look, I didn't stop to take a picture mid-span.