Well, we’ve officially been on our adventure for one week. What have we learned? You can’t predict the weather, but you can choose to participate in life…
This trip so far has had probably equal amounts of awesome with equal amounts of challenges. The main challenge is wind, and we’ve decided to head inland tomorrow. The next challenge has been adjusting our schedules-night owl musicians rising with the sun is not natural! So tonight is an opportunity for another needed reset.
This brings us to the awesome bits-we’ve recognized what our goals are for this journey, and how they’re lining up or not lining up, and we’re making good adjustments.
Todays adjustment: get to camp while the sun is up. We had our tent and hammock set up well before 7pm, and that afforded us an amazing treat: meeting our neighbors.
I forgot that just because we are traveling together doesn’t mean that we aren’t traveling with other people! Our neighbors at this blustery Oregon coast campground are so nice and full of amazing advice about Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Bear was further surprised to recognize a couple a few more sites over, who had opened up for him while on tour in Idaho! What a small world.
This is the neatest thing that could have happened, especially after so many hard days of riding. It’s not just good to rest while camping, it’s good to recharge.
I’m warming up in my down sleeping bag and getting ready to call it a night… Perfect timing, considering the frogs just started snoring 🙂