Trip Log – Day 159 – Bodega Bay, CA to Novato, CA

Bodega Bay to NovatoOctober 11, 2015 – Fog and Sun, 80 degrees

Miles Today: 51

Miles to Date: 8,382

States to Date: 25

Today was a time of sun and fog and sun and fog and sun again. When I left Bodega Bay the indications for sun were high, as was the surf. But within a few minutes I was enveloped in fog along California Highway 1 for ten miles. Visibility was adequate, and the cool sea breeze wonderful for cycling.

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By the time I got to Tomales the sky cleared, the sun was bright, and the town was hopping with weekend tourists. I took several hours break and had a great visit with Abby, aka TrekkinLady, a young woman who has hiked the Pacific Coast Trail and Baja and is wrapping up a hike across Montana to Seattle followed by a cycling down the coast to San Diego.

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Fog set back in once I was on the bike, and stayed with me to Marshall, where I turned inland. The road away from the coast was steep, but the wind was at my back and the fog dissipated as I climbed. This was my third day of traversing coastal mountains, and the most beautiful by far. I especially liked the long, slow descent into Novato. I find the bald brown hills with clumps of green against a crisp blue sky very satisfying. I actually feel nourished and full as I pass them rising around me.

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A friend of a friend was a gracious host and had a completely unique response to my question. I still get new responses every day. They help keep me fresh.

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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