June 18th – Anacortes to Rockport, WA
The beginning – see photo (note the yellow rain botties).
June 18th Statistics – Anacortes to Rockport: Distance – 74.2 miles; Average speed – 14.1 mph; Beginning elevation – 0 feet; Ending elevation – 222 feet; Total ascent – 1,888 feet.
Today’s highlights: Mile views of the mud flats at low tide on Padilla Bay; 30 miles of scenic views biking along the Skagit River without traffic; a record speed for me for the miles and ascent; a 16 oz buffalo burger at the Rockport Buffalo Inn (surprisingly ,I did not order the Rocky Mountain Buffalo Oysters). Not a highlight: Overcast all day; rain for last 10 mile climb; cold and wet biking.