Day Seven – Eagle Creek, WA to Olympia, WA

Posted: May 22, 2015 in Cycling, Travel
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Day 7

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Day 7 Date 15th May 2015
Total Distance 
Weather Dry, Sunny, Cool, Mild Headwind
Rolling Time
Total Rolling 
Terrain Long easy hills
Total Climbed
Subway Sheldon $6.50
Coffee Olympia x 2 $6.00
Average Speed 17.6k/h Sleeping JP + Colleen’s Comfy Spare Double Bed!
Max Speed 41.8k/h Difficulty  Moderate 

It took me 2 hours to make breakfast, dry all my wet stuff and pack up after last nights shenanigans but I was on the road for 8.30am, the earliest yet.  I rode the 75km to Olympia with one Subway stop for food in Shelton which is 35km shy of Olympia.  The weather along the way was sunny but cool after the dawn fog lifted coming out of Eagle Creek.  My legs are starting to feel more up to the task so todays hills were much easier and I’m no longer stuck in the easiest gear.  This might be to do with less weight as I munch through my food also.  The photos are a bit bleak today as my goal was to get to Olympia for 3pm, the time my cuz clocks out!

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I arrived in Olympia at 2.30pm and hunted down a cafe to try contact my cos JP and get his address as I’ve had no data the last 2 days.  I got their address and headed there way after two hours flaking in the cafe, it took me about 40 mins to get from Olympia to their place in Lacey.  When I arrived by the house I could hear some Kerry mumbo jumbo being hurled at me from the upstairs window, a sure sign I was at the right spot!  I met JP, his wife Colleen and their 2 dogs Ella and Harvey, Ella is a Doberman that they found abandoned in the desert with her siblings so they flew them here, rehomed the siblings and held onto Ella, she’s a cool dog.  Harvey’s a St. Bernard – New Found-land mix, big beast of a dog with a completely different temperament to Ella!  There’s also a black cat somewhere, hiding in the shadows.

We had a couple of beers when I arrived before JP took me out in his boat on the lake beside his house, this was pretty cool even though the weather wasn’t in our favour.  We had a couple of beers while fishing for trout which we both caught 1 each and threw back after.  We did a loop of the lake in the boat before heading back inside for a BBQ followed by some more catching up and then bed.

All in all, a great day!

  1. David Flynn says:

    like the vid!


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