Good bye Seaside!
On our way...
Hello Sauvie island!
Strom/Cache buddy Blake lives on Sauvie. He invited Beverly and I to stay at his house for the night.
We get the royal treatment and are given an Eggg-Salant BBQ by Blake! He and Jennifer (and Lilly!) are wonderful hosts. I wished we had had more time to see their beautiful island.
The next morning Beverly is off to the airport, and Blake and I are off for the highway 101 junction at Olympia.
This beemer guy and his 'friend' pulled in as we were getting ready to split up, they were fun to talk to and we ended up chatting for quite a while.
On my solo way to the ferry at Port Townsend.
I stopped at this rest stop and actually stayed here for almost 45 minutes... I'm such a rebel! But, it was time well spent, I chatted with a very pleasant lady artist who was painting a landscape - good luck with the slough!
At the ferry.
The Navy guy in the black truck give me a ton of inside dope on the local roads.
He told me about this bridge...
...and this road.
Lots of beautiful curves on Chuckanut road.....
Time to find lodging for the night.
I end up staying here, the last motel on the US side in Sumas, Washington about 1/4 mile from the border. I can't recommend this place for either the food or the room. It was 'good', but for what they charged it should be 'great'.
Next morning - the border crossing.
Again with the allergies. I think my sniffing, runny eyes, and saying 'huh' at every question made me look suspicious.
They took me inside for more questions, and searched my bike.
It's all good and I'm soon on my way on the Trans-Canada highway. I stop for gas and buy an apple pie from Cheryl - a pie making, sidewalk-vending local.
Lots of wildlife in BC
No kidding, it's a REALLY big slide!
I make it to 100 Mile House and find my lodging...
......checked into my room and found this - nice.