1 October 2011
It was now October! And I would take full advantage of Subway's any-regular-footlong-for-$5-during-October promotion.
The forecast had called for showers, but the morning was clear. The first stop of the day was at Boiler Bay State Wayside, where I was told I could see some whales that day (but didn't, sadly).
I passed Depoe Bay (home of the world's smallest harbor, supposedly) and started up the climb to Cape Foulweather along a side road.
A bit further down the road, I took a detour to Yaquina Head lighthouse.
I went through Newport but bypassed its center. You do have to bike on city streets, but the Oregon Coast Bike Route is well-signed and guides you turn-by-turn along a less congested route.
I powered my way over to Seal Rock State Wayside, which has a very dramatic view of a huge rock formation.
After lunch the rain really started to come down, and so I decided to stop in Yachats. I found a room at the Ocean Cove Inn. The rooms are very charming and the place is bike-friendly (noticing I was all wet, the owners offered to toss my clothes into the dryer).
By dinnertime the rain had cleared. I ate dinner (shrimp and chips, and Manhattan-style clam chowder), then watched a very pink sunset.
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