Willapa Bay > Astoria, OR: 37 Miles
Time: 2 hours, 57 mins.
Average Speed: 12.7 mph
The morning at the KOA site came pretty quick and the KAW-ing of the crows even sooner. Around 6am, three crows perched in a tree above my tent simply went to town announcing to the world that it was day time. It may have been daytime, but it certainly wasn't "get up" time. I actually did get up around 8:30 when it got too hot to stay in my tent. It was this moment that I met a guy named Yaniv, an Israeli transplant to Vancouver who was doing a bike tour also but down the Pacific Coast. A nice and very talkative guy, we would wind up meeting again later that day in Astoria. After I got packed up, I wandered down the path to the coast with my bike to put my wheel in the water as a very cliché official start to my cross-country journey. The irony is that it was low tide and there was practically no water at all, just a mile of mud/sand that was too thick to really ride though...