This is the sort of ride where you can just get your head down and keep going to Mexico….or you can look around for the occasional distraction, which has to be inland. Vancouver I have visited before, but I bypassed Seattle …. The problem with cities is they can take a chunk of time out of your schedule, nevertheless, I decided to detour into Portland ….
I have to confess to being waylaid by the ‘Mecca’ of the book world in Portland.
It is huge. You can get lost for hours…which I did. But it will be no surprise that the book that greeted me, and which occupied the most prominent display stand, was one by a certain Bob Woodward. No further comment…
I am now looking to get back to the coast, via Eugene, to get on with the main business. But the BBC weather app tells me the wind has turned and is now coming from the south……..damn!