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Old 10-13-2009, 11:56 AM   #2311
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We were really getting close

and I had in my head that I wanted to capture on video the precise moment when we first saw the Pacific Ocean.

For the next 17 miles, I fully expected we would round a bend and there would be the sun setting on the horizon over water. I will spare you the 17 short video clips that failed to document that experience as we got closer and closer.

Finally, I realized we'd have to get right up to the coast before we would see the ocean, so we turned off of Hwy 101 to go to Paradise Point:

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Old 10-13-2009, 11:58 AM   #2312
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CPTBLY
Ummm? Isn't Alaska still part of the Continent?
Contiguous... I meant contiguous. My bad. Sorry.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:59 AM   #2313
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Big difference from this cold stare of the unknown while in tow..





To this a few days later....


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Old 10-13-2009, 12:01 PM   #2314
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A short mile later

we were treated to this:





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Old 10-13-2009, 12:15 PM   #2315
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Time to play in the sand!



We probably should have removed the bags...



'cause riding in the sand isn't easy.



but I assure you, no sea lions were harmed in the filming of this event.

You won't see our group photo 'till Christmas, so just be patient.





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Old 10-13-2009, 12:22 PM   #2316
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The sun was setting fast

so we only had time for a short ride in the sand.



Should we go north,



or south?



South, then!

Francine did great until she slowed down... and I did great until I tried to turn around...



then we were both buried...

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:33 PM   #2317
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I left my bike,

and walked back to where she was. We had to dig her back wheel out, and as it was gettin' late, I rode her bike out, then hiked all the way back to my bike,



and then took a breather and shot some photos.



I guess I can't blame being winded on the altitude.

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:34 PM   #2318
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I had more fun

riding my bike back...



and LDF snapped a nice shot of me:

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:40 PM   #2319
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We left the beach



(just one more...)



And headed into town to find food and lodging:

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Old 10-13-2009, 01:08 PM   #2320
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We pulled in

to the Castaway Motel, right on the waterfront. When we asked where he recommended for dinner, he told us Griff's down by the dock, and let us know that the kitchen closed soon.

This was the view from our room,



Highly recommended . We got out of our gear, and headed down for dinner and a beer.



The moon was rising, just as the sun was setting...



the lighting was magical, and we felt good. We got to Griff's a few minutes before the kitchen closed,



but there were others still dining and we got our orders in. We told the waitress that we were so hungry and tired we guaranteed we wouldn't be lingering over our meal. That got a laugh.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:13 PM   #2321
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While we were waiting for our food

LDF stepped out to take photos of the sunset and the rising moon:





from Wikepedia: "The Port is an open water dock (no natural protection) and boasts the only drydock port on the west coast. The fishing boats are lifted in and out of the water by operated cranes, set on custom made dollies, and parked in rows on the dock. As a result it is known as a "dolly dock"."





We could see them lower the boats into the water the next morning.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:15 PM   #2322
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Our meal



was delicious,



and we walked back to the motel in the chilly night air.

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Old 10-13-2009, 01:16 PM   #2323
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Our stats for the day



Not bad for an afternoon start...

and the elevations:

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Old 10-13-2009, 01:36 PM   #2324
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Very enjoyable, thanks for letting us tag along...

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Old 10-13-2009, 03:05 PM   #2325
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Well done! What a story.
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