The clouds were allowing sunshine to break through, and there was no wind! We both had on thermal, long sleeved riding shirts, vests, and windshells as well a full finger gloves, and we needed all that!
Elaine, all bundled up against the cold!
We ended up doing about 15 miles, and throughly enjoyed the countryside. By the end of our ride the clouds had almost disappeared. I got up to just over 50 degrees by the end of the ride. We arrived back at the Newell and Elaine made some great tomato soup, and I poured a tall Youngs Chocolate Stout (beer) to chase the soup.
Later that evening we went out to dinner in Cannon Beach (about 30 miles west, right on the coast....home to the famous "Haystack Rock") at a place called the Lumber Yard (http://www.thelumberyardgrill.com/). There was a local band called the Floating Glass Balls (http://www.floatingglassballs.com/) entertained us with what they call "Beach Grass"....not Blue Grass. The ensemble consisted of a violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin, large acoustic base, and what sounded like a steel guitar, but looked like a guitar with a large chromed metal disc just below the neck. Anyway, it was very entertaining. We stayed through the first set, and then headed back to Jewell.
The steel guitar like instrument is the one in the lower left of this picture
In a couple of hous we'll fire up the 6V92 Detroit Diesel and head south to at least Newport, OR.
Life is good........