June 28, 2015
Lynden to Rockport WA
It was noisy in the Lynden KOA last night. Yelling until well after midnight. Some woman realized her 8 year old son was missing about 11:45 PM and started shouting and then there was lights and cars driving around. Seems to me she should have had him in 3-4 hours earlier.
We got up at 5:30 Am rather than the usual 6:00 AM as it was going to be hot today and everyone wanted to get an early start. I was actually rolling at 6:50 Am so a really good time. Ed joined me and we rolled along on almost perfect pavement at a good clip. There was even a hint of a tail wind. At about 35 kms out the shoulder down to 2 feet and the ditch was extremely steep. At this point we came to a semi-truck which has hit the ditch and flipped over. It happened only moments before Ed and I rolled up. Being there was nothing we could do we just rolled on past it.
We continued south on Washington 9 to Sedro Wooley and were there by 10:00 am. Julie was waiting in the parking lot so we grabbed a snack and turned East on Washington #20. There was only 55 kms left to ride and by now the wind has turned solidly out of the west and is giving us a good tail wind. Never stand still when you have a tail wind so Ed and I headed towards Rockport. The road was steadily uphill as we headed East but with the good tail wind we sailed right along. Just before camp a Westphalia boiled over just as we came up. The Westphalia lurch to a stop and all the doors flew up and the passengers bailed out. I could a picture just as it pulled over. There was steam everywhere. We were in camp right at 12:00 noon.
The Howard Miller Steelhead park where we are tonight is a beautiful campground right on the Skagit River.