We’re three days into our cycle down the west coast of the USA and already America is living up to its reputation of being a beautiful country with incredibly friendly people.
We’ve passed by snowcapped mountains, endless miles of farmland stretching to the horizon and spectacular coastal roads with cliffs plummeting hundreds of feet below. Washington State has provided some of the most enjoyable riding we’ve ever done.
At one point we found ourselves in the middle of a road race among 2,000 cyclists heading for Seattle. We were asked hundreds of times where we are going, to which we answered ‘Mexico’ with cheery bravado.
We’re now sat in community cafe in Port Townsend, which is a arty, hippy town with a welcoming atmosphere. We’ve been fed free soup, lots of coffee and spoken to locals about living in this creative little place.