Day 2, June 24, St. Helens, OR to Welches, OR
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Up at 5:45, pack, 6:15 continental breakfast at hotel, 7:00 on the road. Rode a flat 20 miles avg 20 mph, without too much effort - had a tail wind. Several scenic views of the Columbia River, first SAG stop at 22 miles. Then we road a bike path for 18 miles often next to the Columbia River. This was just delightful, however it was a bit chilly at 50F and overcast. SAG 2 was at a beautiful park.
It was particularily interesting to see the "river homes". They were full size houses that floated, were tied to the dock and had "under" garages that contained a boat. This "colony" was in a side channel of the Columbia River.
Tomorrow we ride to Kah-nee-ta (66 miles) and will be staying at another resort. Mike told us tonight that it is even nicer than where we are staying tonight. I washed clothes tonight while writing this journal. This complex is made up of many individual buildings placed strategically amongst a beautiful, dense forest of spruce and fir trees.
The first 15 miles tomorrow will climb to 4,083 ft.