Beachside to Newport

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Soma Saga

Managed to sleep past 9. Must have been dehydrated because I didn't have to get up and pee. Cool but sunny in the morning. Really like this spot by the path. Had my tea on the beach. Then walked and played my Shakuhachi. Had a leisurely breakfast then started riding north. The fog was drifting in and out. Stopped at Driftwood beach during what turned out to be the hottest part of the day. Sat on a dune and played my Shakuhachi. Tried to nap but not sleepy.

I decided to ride up Beaver Creek since I have never been up that way. Very nice as all these coastal valleys are. Went to where it turned to gravel about 4 miles up. Coming back down I could see the fog had moved in. It was much cooler when I got back to the highway. Stopped at South Beach to decide what to do. Decided it was cold and damp and I could camp but didn't feel like it so I caught the 5:30 bus home. I had to get home early the next day anyhow. The bus makes it very convenient