Elk Prairie to Burlington

Leaving Elk Prairie into a full on mist / drizzle wasn’t the best way to start a day but at about 13 miles in we were rewarded by encountering a stand of Elk, at least I think it’s a stand !! The only bummer being that I have no camera at this point so well have to rely on Tom and Naomi for proof ๐Ÿ˜‰ The Route followed the coast in the morning and we stopped at Trinidad for coffee and cake, great little place using organic produce !
Took a side trip to there lighthouse, small but beautifully formed, sadly no photos again ;-(
The route was fairly level throughout the day with no huge hills, finally arriving at Arcata and the best food shop we’ve encountered yet, filled up the panniers with food and beer and hightailed it to the Eureka KOA campsite, bliss, Wi Fi, laundry and in this instance a cabin so no tents to erect ๐Ÿ˜‰
The morning saw us depart for Burlington State Camp Ground, we deviated slightly from the route to find a camera for me, which I did at..

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Swanlunds camera shop in Eureka, very helpful people, if your ever in need in Eureka they will help ๐Ÿ˜‰
Next stop was to find some Crocs for Tom who managed to lose his earlier n the trip..

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Bottom picture Babettas Italian Coffee Shop, Naomi and I indulged while Tom found Crocs, mmmm
Middle picture, Big 5 Sporting Goods, responsible for making Tom a happy man by selling Crocs !
Top picture, Tom and his new Crocs.
After a few other purchases and feeling happy with our lot we headed on to Burlington, we took a side trip to go through Ferndale, a beautifully preserved Victorian town..

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Took lunch at a great little cafe..

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And just as we were finishing a couple of guys started singing, turns our the were having a gig in Eureka but alas we were heading the other way, gave us a CD and wished us well..

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Seriously if you get a chance have a listen on their website, there really good !!
The route continued through glorious farmland on little used roads, In fact we saw more chickens and cattle than cars and people !
Stopped in Rio Dell for groceries and a bit of fun..

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Shortly after we started the Avenue of the Giants, a route which runs parallel to the 101 but takes you through some fabulous Redwood Groves, we stopped at the Tree House, a house in the stump of a tree

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After a long days ride we finally pitched up at camp after 63 miles.

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Finally tents up and relax ๐Ÿ˜‰
Another good day in the saddle, new camera, happy boy again.
Tomorrows stage Burlington to Standish Hickey will have to wait as I’ve run out on Interweb ๐Ÿ˜‰
Night night
Talk soon
JC

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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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2 Responses to Elk Prairie to Burlington

  1. Graham says:

    Hi John, Looks fabulous, I’m becoming very envious in a special way. Wish might come true? Need to get out of the daily drag of life and get to enjoy it some. Take Care Graham

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