San Francisco beckons…

The last two days have been a WiFi desert. Even though the coast of North California is remote and untamed, I am constantly surprised how difficult it is to find a WiFi connection….after all, this is the wild west of the silicon valley.

I find my connection in a happy hour bar in Tomales, just 50 miles north of San Fransisco, where I have discreetly pitched my tent in their little park, right next to its bathrooms. I did this at the suggestion of a local lady called Fran….so if (in the unlikely event) I am challenged, I just mention her name. The town is small, about 200 inhabitants, and has all the hallmarks of a town you might see in a cowboy movie. I’ll be waiting for the shoot-out when all the rednecks have had a gutfull of beer. In the meantime, I will enjoy my happy hour platter and a Bud.

The day’s ride included huge climbs over cattle moorland, up to 600 feet, and several cattle grids. I got to Bodega Bay and my cable lock fell from its mooring on my saddlebag….and the damn thing caused me a backtrack of nearly 8 miles to retrieve it. That’s the second time it has happened…..grrr.

So, with a fair wind and a bit more downhill than uphill, I will continue following the coast tomorrow….

until I cross the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco…..of course, wearing flowers in my hair….

About Frank Burns

My journeys around the world are less about riding a bicycle, and more about what happens when I get off the bicycle. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on October 12, 2018, in Vancouver to Mexico 2,700km and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. flowers in your hair??? You are showing your age Frank

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  2. Except for not having much hair to put the flowers in ….😁

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  3. I like the vision of you with flowers in your hair.

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