Seattle to Westport

After staying with Naomi’s friends in Downtown Seattle and having the opportunity to have a look around we both agreed that we wanted to get cycling so after dinner we explained to Greg and Patricia are reasons and packed our bags ready for the off on Monday.
We cycled to the waterfront and caught the ferry across to Bainbridge,
Picking up a route north from Bainbridge we headed out, the weather was hot, the road good and the scenery unspectacular but we did cross a few bridges that provided a good view, the Hood Bridge for instance, we were aiming to pitch the tents in Quilcene but on arrival at the campsite we were not impressed so kept on to the next camp only to find they had no water so we carried on again, the next camp was closed permanently so again we set off up Mount Walker this time, a three mile climb but finally we ended up at The Dosewallips State Camp Site, met some friendly folk and pitched our tents. Hot shower, food and bed we the order of the day, 70 miles took its toll !
Next day saw us heading for State Park at Potlatch, not as far today and fortunately better scenery, nothing spectacular but at least we were next to the sea for most off the route, we passed a Mexican Restaurant about four miles from the camp and decided to set up camp and cycle back for dinner, good plan ! Excellent food, a couple of beers and a table looking out over the water, perfect 😉
Back to camp and bed at a reasonable time, although a bit of reading first 😉
Day three and the scenery went down hill again although the roads are busy the shoulders are wide and we weren’t troubled to much, a short cycle today, only about 40 miles and we set up camp at a private site in Westport.
Free Wi Fi although not good enough to upload pictures, sorry, showers, laundry and a 24 hour shop only quarter of a mile away. All is perfect apart from a puncture, should be sorted before bed ready for the off in the morning, we’re aiming for another private site about 53 miles south so wish us luck folks.
Sorry there’s no pictures but beggars can’t be choosers, talk to you soon 😉


About John Chevis

I'm a forty something single guy who spent far to long depressed, but luckily for me I found an answer in the form of exercise !! I started running and cycling on a regular basis and now two and a half years later I'm cycling the world !!
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