I left Dani and Vinnie early and caught up with Ruth and Rob after grabbing a coffee. I was solo most of the day, but the views were spectacular. There were some big climbs with no shoulder, but I was able to stop in small, scenic towns to relieve the anxiety. I remember doing one h-u-m-o-n-g-o-u-s climb followed by a MASSIVE downhill that overlooked dunes and miles of coastline.
I tried to stop at the Seal Rock lookout, but the line was out of control. Instead, I cycled down from there and enjoyed the hill until I stopped at a cafe for chicken and waffles. Ruth and Rob met me at the cafe and were amazed and amused when they tried chicken and waffles for the first time. I guess they don’t have that in Europe! With full bellies, we put headphones in and powered through to Winchester Bay to find a proper campsite.