Friday, May 7, 2010

To Sedro-Woolley

Ann gave us great directions to ride out of Anacortes, including how to use the wrong side of the road (Hwy 20) for safety.

From the top of the bridge, a view of the Snohomish Channel:

We were about 10 miles from town when Bill and Ann drove up with a left-behind neon orange piece of fabric (one of Dick's road treasures).

The narrow entrance to the Padilla Bay Shore Trail prevents motorized vehicles from accessing the trail, but also creates a challenge for heavily loaded bicycles. Dick went to the front of the bike while Bill lifted the Bob trailer over.

Washington is a top producer of mustard seed. We saw this field from the Padilla Bay Shore Trail.
Skagit Valley is 2nd in the world for tulip production, Holland is #1. Thousands of people visit this area every April for the festival. As soon as the festival is over, the fields are mowed so all the energy goes to the bulb.

Beautiful countryside on Josh Wilson Rd with a view of the N Cascades in the background. It snowed again about a week ago, good for skiers, a challenge for bike riders?

Today's ride went so quickly, we stopped at a Starbuck's where Dick spotted the latest newpaper headline.
Tonight's Warmshowers host lives NW of Sedro-Woolley. We found Jim's house and pitched out tent in the front yard. Jim made us most welcome and provided dinner.

Miles completed = 132

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