The sun made an attempt to break through the overcast morning, that is until more clouds arrived later in the day. That was about the same time the wind picked up 🙁 Temperatures ranged from 42 as I approached Bellingham in the morning to 53 as I arrived back in Seattle.
Day’s distance: 205 miles
It’s been quite rainy in Seattle. I took advantage of a one-day break from the rain to take the bike up to Bellingham, WA. My route took me along Chuckanut Drive, a scenic two-lane part of Highway 11.
I stopped for an egg nog latte at the Fairhaven Station. Fairhaven Station is a train station serving the Amtrak Cascades and a bus station serving Greyhound Lines and local Whatcom Transportation Authority buses. Good latte 🙂
I filled up with fuel and topped off the oil before returning south. From Chuckanut Drive, I took West Bow Hill Road to Edison and Farm to Market Road south from Edison to Hwy 20.
I planned my departure from Bellingham in order to have enough time to catch the Keystone-Port Townsend ferry in Coupeville, which departs every 90 minutes, but topping off the oil and taking the wrong turn after my fuel stop made me late. My backup plan was to skip the ferry to Port Townsend and instead take the more frequent ferry from Clinton, at the southern tip of Whidbey Island, back towards Seattle.
The sun seems low in the sky for the middle of the afternoon.
The days are getting short but I was back home before dark. The odometer has passed 42,000 miles with today’s ride and I’m just a few hundred miles short of 22,000 miles for this year alone!
A good day. A charmed life.