Jim patiently waited

  • Jim was packed with helmet on at daybreak while he waited 4 hours for the rest of us to emerge (this would become a theme)
  • Went back to the hottest venue in Machias – the park pavilion. Met a few more local characters, including the friendly park superintendent, and a man who lived nearby for 6 months and had never ridden the trail
  • Trail was great
  • Stopped in Arlington to resupply at Gross-out
  • Continued north to end of trail
  • Good tacos next to I-5
  • La Conner! Hey look a brewery!
  • Crossed bridge onto Swinomish lands
  • Camping options remained scarce – ending up staying at an RV resort so expensive, the manager felt bad for us and have us a discount
  • We did laundry and all took 20 minute showers
  • Jim bent all of his tent stakes due to unforgiving RV parking spot
  • “Are you guys European? Oh, I see lots of Europeans on bikes”
  • Puget sound attained!

Posted from La Conner, Washington, 98257, US.

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