Larry did great today! He hadn’t trained 10 miles before he came up here, but he had no problem with it. We’ll see, however, if rigor mortis sets in overnight… 😀
Spotlights This Week:
Always: Hope Chapel Missions
Charity Spotlight: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Church Spotlight: Crescent City Foursquare Church – Crescent City, CA
Church Spotlight: Living Waters Foursquare Church – Brookings, OR
The bus worked out fine today, but we learned that on the day we cross from Del Norte County into Humboldt County (Wednesday), the cost of our 10-mile ride will jump from $1.50 per person to $30 per person! It has to do with crossing the county line – no matter how short your ride. When we’re traveling entirely within Humboldt County, the cost is $5 per person.
Wouldn’t you know that the only time the bus price gets pricey is when there are TWO of us! So we bought bus passes (total = $70 cash) which will get us through Saturday and ultimately be cheaper.
Now we have to try to convince them to pick us up on Wednesday at the Ah Pah Trailhead. They said no because it isn’t a listed stop – but the website says that ‘flag’ stops are allowed as long as they’re arranged in advance and the bus can safely pull completely off the road. Hopefully they’re persuadable!
We walked through town today, then had about a mile on the beach before we got back onto the highway & started up the hill into the redwoods for the last 3 miles. Some of the road was pretty narrow, but nothing like what we’ll deal with in the next few days! The bonus was that there were a couple of short construction areas – one of which went to 1 lane with a traffic signal. We were able to walk behind the safety of the construction barriers through much of that area, and afterwards we could ‘time’ our passage through the narrow areas because of the signal light – we had gaps of several peaceful minutes at a time with no traffic on our side of the road!
Here’s the beach we walked on – note the fog in the background in the area we’re heading toward. However, the fog level kept rising as we went up the hill, to the point that we finished the last half mile in sunshine!
This is what the LORD says to me: “I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place, like shimmering heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” ~ Isaiah 18:4