Astoria > Cannon Beach: ~30 Miles
In the morning, we got moving slowly and eventually headed to SafeWay to get a few things. The ride the day before was hot as crap and though I used a ton of sunscreen and wan't burned, my face felt like it was on fire, which made it hard to sleep the night prior and so I picked up some aloe and lotion along with some salty cheese n cracker snacks at the store. I also stopped at the local bike shop to get some chain lube since I didn't bring any (I thought UPS might not like me sending that)...
Yaniv and I ventured back to camp to shower and have dinner. Out camping neighbors were a young Swiss-German couple who were riding from Washington to San Fran. Roman had apparently checked out my bike while I was in the shower because he wanted to know all about it when I got back. He admitted that when he can afford a Moots, he will likely get one. SCORE! The four of us shared a picnic table as we ate dinner. I had two packets of Ramen noodles with a can of a chicken. Yum =)
We turned in early, at least for my standards, at 10:30pm. I would prefer to get used to this kind of schedule but my natural body clock has made me into such a night person that I'm not sure if it'll ever happen. We'll see… It was a serenely peaceful night. The campsite is spread amongst a forest of absolutely gigantic hemlock trees that manage to block just about every sound possible. It's quite possibly the nicest campground I've ever been to. Plus it's cheap. $10/night. Stay tuned!