It was a late start today. Everything went as planned but, I had just planned on doing a lot. The sun rose up past the tops of the trees close to 8:00am, it felt like someone just turned the heat on full blast. I enjoyed removing gloves and hat and eating my oatmeal in the warmth of the morning. Happy to see the sun, I dried out everything that was wet: tent, sleeping pad, bags, shoes... I kept all my soaking clothes in a bag to take to the laundromat in Cambria.
I didn’t leave the campsite til 10:30 and I didn’t leave Cambria til 1:00. I knew the very end of my ride would happen after sunset but, I wasn’t worried. Sometimes it’s nice to still be riding, watching the sun paint the sky pink and blue over the ocean, past the palms... It does get cold though. Luckily, this campground has showers, it was my first time in a week. The hot water did me right, I stood in there for a solid half hour, soaking it all in. It’s so easy to forget how nice a warm home is.