270 more great miles. The KOA at Westport to Coffee Creek near the Trinity River.
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So we woke up on the beach. I don't think any of us had a problem sleeping.
(I have no idea why)
There was something about waking up on the beach and knowing we had quite a few more miles of coast line, followed by twisties in the red woods on into the mountains that made it all okay. I had no reservations about leaving that campsite as good as it was. Too much more to see!
We headed out and had a Highway Patrol following us for a while, but even going the speed limit it was easy to pull away from him the turns were so tight. As we headed up the last part of Highway 1 or Pacific Coast Highway we savored the last little bit of ocean view. When we turned inland I was amazed at how think the forest became.
It was so dark that I had to pull up the tinted wind screen and take my sun glasses off. It was like riding at night the tree cover was so dense. The other factor on this road was the turns. They were so tight that the only comparable road was the one over Sonora pass earlier in the trip. I scraped the pegs on the bonneville for the first time on this section. (being a dirt guy I still felt like the rear tire should break loose long before I started leaning that far over! haha!)
I took this video in one of the straightest sections of the road where the trees and turns had started to subside. It was the only place I dare ride one handed.
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