August 31 Plaskett to Oceano 89 miles

We left our primitive camp site looking for cafe that was 4 miles away. Well we found the cafe but it was not open. The next possible food was 16 miles which was mainly hard climbing for 12 of those 16 miles.  Every corner brought the hope of ending the climb but no it continued on. Finally the downhill came and shortly there after breakfast. Then 16 more of mainly rolling hills and the Hearst Castle.

We had a great tail wind rest of the day.

Our church was in a great location with cafes three blocks away and laundry one block the other way. Why was laundry such a big deal?  Doing to today means we wouldn’t have to do laundry on our rest day tomorrow in Coleta.

August 30th Monterey to Plaskett

Today started off cool and with a major climb right out of camp.  It was steep but not so steep that we had to walk. Maybe it is due to fresh legs.

Last night during the night I woke up so I took the opportunity to do a little stargazing.  The view was limited due the tall trees.  The best stargazing I have ever had on any ride was in Nevada because of the clear dark skies.  It looked like you could see satellites moving in the sky.

We had limited access for restaurants because most of the locals are closed on Tuesday since they are all open on the weekends to capture the tourists trade. We kept looking until we were told about the only one open and it turned out to be a winner with great views.

Our ride continued with descents, climbs and beautiful ocean views.