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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Day 12 Beverly Beach SP to Coo's Bay Hotel for Sunday

Here is my miles for today:

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 inside the cave.

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.


  1. Our family went on a jet boat ride on the river that runs under that bridge. It was really fun, but it sure was a long day!
    We are flying out Tuesday. Hopefully we will see you after your mission some time. :)

  2. Your pictures are really great! Glad to hear that all is going well and you have been able to make good time. Enjoy the ride!


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