Day 8 – Portland, OR to Seattle, WA. 186 miles

Last day on the road. Sorry to see the trip come to an end, but it has been full of sights, experiences and wonderful people. Particularly happy to have had a week on the road with Ben – now that I live in Seattle, and he is in Manchester, not too sure when the next time is that I will see him.

We had a lie in this morning, given that we only had a short ride home to complete. We allowed ourselves the luxury of sleeping in until 07:00. we pottered around for a bit, then walked to a nearby diner for our final meal on the road. We had both had enough of full American breakfasts, so I had a bagel and Ben had Avocado on toast. Back at the hotel Ben had a shower before we did our last packing, then checked out and saddled up to ride.

This morning was rather overcast. We had about 3 hours of motorway to cover today, and were on the main road within a few minutes of leaving. Portland is not far from the State border, and we crossed in to Washington not long after leaving the city. We hit our first rain of the trip about an hour and a half out of Portland, and we needed fuel so I stopped and filled up. Unfortunately, the tactic to keep us dry didn’t work, because once we set off again it rained pretty hard for an hour or so.

About 45 minutes before home the rain stopped, and we had pretty much dried off by the time we got home. We unpacked and greeted 2 happy cats, and then got on with the post-trip chores.

Someone is glad we are home

We rode 2037 miles this week – and over 20% of that yesterday. In all, a great week seeing some new parts of this huge and beautiful country. Loved it.

 DestinationPlanned milesActual milesRank% of total miles
Day 1Newport, OR311330216%
Day 2Eureka, CA312324316%
Day 3Mill Valley, CA287281514%
Day 4Mill Valley, CA03782%
Day 5Manchester, CA11812676%
Day 6Happy Camp, CA307323416%
Day 7Portland, OR314430121%
Day 8Home17918669%

One thought on “Day 8 – Portland, OR to Seattle, WA. 186 miles”

  1. Enjoyed every minute of the trip. Photos did not do justice to Crater Lake, of which I had not heard before. Looking up “calderon”. Shorter Oxford gives “caldera” = cavity of extinct volcano. Thanks for the new word!
    Ma and Pa

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