The weather was grim yesterday so were pleased to see the sun this morning. Today’s ride was down to the coast. We were looking forward to some sun and beach action haha! Our campsite in Bedonia had an elevation of 500m, which meant we were heading one way – downhill (at least that’s what I thought)! Check us out leaving this morning- we were the only people at the campsite!
We started the ride on a winding road through a valley with forest either side. The road snaked uphill for about 20km. It wasn’t as steep as yesterday but still a challenge. The road was very quiet- it felt like we had it to ourselves! Here are some snaps from the ascent.
Once we reached the top we took a moment to enjoy the views. You could see the ocean over the verdant mountains (an expression Dad picked up from the internet). Unfortunately, my camera doesn’t do the vista justice!
The downhill that followed was an absolute pleasure! The longest I’ve ever done! It felt like a scene from a film or an advert for a super duper new car. There was still no traffic to cause us to slow down or panic. We stopped on occasions to take a few pics (see below). I had to weave and slalom most of the way down because of the pot holes and broken concrete. It’s hard to get top speeds when the surface is like this.
We joined a busier road at the bottom of the mountain and made our way to the town. The last part of the ride wasn’t enjoyable because it was very busy. I took us down some small backroads and discovered this church though (see below). We arrived at the campsite at the wrong entrance so we had to go the long way round (and up a hill) to the other one. It had been a long ride but a very memorable one (the stats are below). We’ve got a rest day tomorrow so we’ll be checking out the town and beach!