Day 11


Centralia, WA to Bremerton, WA
$12 :: food, campsite
98.47 mi :: 10 hr :: 39.2 mph :: 9.8 mph :: 766.9 mi

Holy shit! I had no idea I did almost 100 miles today. Wow. Guess that’s what a little tailwind can do.

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Now that I think about it, I just enjoyed riding today. More sun, not hard to make a good clip. Missed a couple of turns w/ no serious consequences. Saw a lot of second growth forest and clearcuts. And some great views of the Olympic Palisades, over the Hood Inlet especially.

Bremerton, I suspect, is spillover from Seattle. There’s no bridge, but a big ferry, and it has a very urban feel for a town of 38,000. Overpasses, buses, hip-hop blaring from cars. I won’t be sad to leave it.

Ilahee State Park isn’t bad – thick trees offer some insulation from the city. Also, the urban feel disappears pretty fast around the city limits.

My contacts in the area are both out of reach: my phone #’s for both Jim Carbone and Michelle Petersen are out of date. I’ll probably miss them as I’ll be close to Anacortes tomorrow.


One response to “Day 11”

  1. HEY, I WAS JUST WONDERING WHERE TO GO AROUND THE NORTHWEST FOR CAMPING,IM ADOPTING A BABY AND THE GIRL IS DUE THE 24TH OF MAY, AND I NEEDED CHEAP LODGING WHILE IN AREA, YOU SEEM TO KNOW ALOT OF THE CAMPSITES, AND PRICES, COULD YOU LET ME KNOW, THANX CRYSTAL

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