Lincoln City to Tugman State Park / by Lisa

Three days gone by! They’re really starting to blur together into one long day. Every place we stop, we get asked where we’re coming from—and we both stare at each other and try to remember. So, on Monday we took a day to rest in Lincoln City at Devil’s Lake State Park. The city isn’t great (bookended by a casino! and an outlet mall!), but the park was nice and the beach was lovely and it was a good place to not do anything for a day.

 

 Beach in Lincoln City.

Beach in Lincoln City.

 The fancy hiker/biker sites at Devil’s Lake have lockers, which included an outlet inside for charging devices. We spend a lot of time trying to conserve our phone batteries and figuring out where we can charge them, so that was nice.

The fancy hiker/biker sites at Devil’s Lake have lockers, which included an outlet inside for charging devices. We spend a lot of time trying to conserve our phone batteries and figuring out where we can charge them, so that was nice.

Yesterday we got back on the bikes and rode to Beachside State Park north of Yachats. We made great time with a tailwind, so we had a few hours to relax on the beach (I took a nap; Jacob dug a hole).

 Boiler Bay

Boiler Bay

 Views around Depoe Bay. We saw dozens of gray whales here, spouting just off shore.

Views around Depoe Bay. We saw dozens of gray whales here, spouting just off shore.

 Cooking some beach soup.

Cooking some beach soup.

 Sunset at Beachside State Park.

Sunset at Beachside State Park.

Today was a tougher ride with strong headwind, rain, and much chillier temperatures, barely getting to 60 degrees. We rode about 60 miles to get to Tugman State Park, where we had reserved a yurt to get a break from our tent and sleeping on the ground.

 Misty riding through Cape Perpetua.

Misty riding through Cape Perpetua.

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 Lighthouse at Haceta Head.

Lighthouse at Haceta Head.

 Our first fire of the trip! Cooking some Fourth of July veggie dogs.

Our first fire of the trip! Cooking some Fourth of July veggie dogs.

 We ate it all, plus s’mores. And a giant bag of taffy.

We ate it all, plus s’mores. And a giant bag of taffy.

 Out fancy yurt and all of our clothes (washed in the shower! so clean!)

Out fancy yurt and all of our clothes (washed in the shower! so clean!)