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We awoke this morning to dark and cloudy skies. No rain but man does this weather make it tough to want to wake up and hit the road.

After packing up camp, we took a spin down to Devil’s Lake but there wasn’t much to see on this gloomy day.

Devil's Lake - Oregon

Will giving a creepy wave at Devil's Lake

We left Devil’s Lake State Park at around 10AM and made our way south down the Oregon Coast HWY 101.

The Vintage Bikes

The vintage bikes looking fresh!

We made a quick pit-stop for water and then pedaled on to our first viewpoint of the day.


Can you spot the waterfall?

Depoe Bay, OR

Later we passed through Depoe Bay , OR, home of World’s Smallest Harbor! How many of you can say you’ve been to the World’s Smallest Harbor, huh? You know you’ve got nothing going on in your town when the highlight is having the World’s Smallest Harbor. Too funny!

World's Smallest Harbor - Depoe Bay, OR

The World's Smallest Harbor

Avoiding a major hill…

We had heard through the grapevine that we were going to have to tackle a huge hill up ahead so we tried our best to mentally prepare for it. When we reached the foot of the climb we noticed that there was a road (Otter Creek) that forked off to the right along the coast and the Oregon Coast Bike Route sign pointed to the right. We followed it down and passed over this really cool looking bridge.

Big old bridge in Depoe Bay

After passing over the bridge we followed a trail of windy roads which cut through the edge of the forest. We looked up to our left and heard the cars and trucks struggling to climb the hill that we just avoided.

Windy Roads of Oregon

Cape Foulweather

Our next stop of the day was the Cape Foulweather lookout point which is 500 ft above sea level.

Cape Foulweather

Welcome to Newport

Newport, OR

Welcome to Newport, the friendliest city in Oregon!

By the time we reached Newport we were cold, tired and hungry. We spotted a buffet called Izzy’s up ahead so we pulled over and made a decision to give it a shot. At this point we were just looking for somewhere to warm up and charge our electronics before we made our way out to South Beach State Park.

The Newport slogan is “the friendliest”, which I’m assuming means the friendliest town in Oregon. After a couple of hours and many courses of food we got to talking with our server who, coincidentally, was one of the friendliest guys we have met on the trip so far.

After stuffing our faces it was time to get back on the bikes and head towards South Beach State Park. Before our last stop we took a spin down to take a look at Yaquina Head.

Yaquina Head

Yaquina Head

South Beach State Park

After Yaquina we rode another few miles until we arrived at South Beach State Park, our home for the night.

South Beach State Park

Another $6 night at Oregon State Parks!

Tomorrow our plan is to cruise from Newport to Florence, OR, yet another 50+ mile day!

Today’s Mileage: 32 mi


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