Hello! I’m Suekichi.
I’m writing the next episode of the cycling tour in the US.
previous episode: Biking across California① Started Walking south from Florence in Oregon !?
This episode is the story that I walked from Florence to Lakeside. The distance is 55km and it took 3 days.
Day1: 6 hours to get to the Camping ground
I stared walking to next camping ground from Florence in Oregon like this video.
I only had a Google map to know where the camping ground is because there is no Wi-fi. I was very worried if I can make it but I finally arrived there after 6 hours walking.
I set up a single tent and put the stuff like backpacks and sleeping bag as soon as I arrived.
Even though I was super exhausted, I needed to get energy so I stated cooking.
I will never forget the taste of this ramen. After 6 hours walking, food wasn’t just food. It was more like energies.
It was almost sunset when I finished dinner so I went to bed. There was nothing to do without Internet.
Day2: No camping ground!
On the 2nd day, I walked for 8 hours on the this road nothing changed.
When I arrived at Winchester Bay, it was getting dark then I realized there was no camping ground. Moreover, It was sprinkling so I decided to put up a tent near river bench.
However, I couldn’t sleep well because the noise of the town and the coldness. I went to the restaurant nearby at 5 am to warm my body and have breakfast.
Day3: Found a nice shop and met nice people!!
On the 3rd day, I found a nice thrift store at Lakeside.
At the corner of the shop, there were puppies and the staff told me you can have one if you want. I wished I could have…
I bought this T-shirts that the owner’s relative designed. The traveler biking is in the T-shirts. It seemed like a cycle touring was already decided at this time.
As I told the owner I was walking down to south, He gave us a ride to the next camping ground and a short touring in Lakeside.
He made my day! The communicating cheered me up.
Thanks to him, I could chill out at the camping ground.
I hadn’t known I was going to have a hard day at the next day.
To be continued.