Our first stop after leaving Portland ,Oregon was the Swan Island Dahlia Farm in Canby. Made a total of 35 miles before we stopped! The dahlias were in bloom and we missed the show by a week.
Above is a shot of the scenery around Sisters , Oregon
Next stop was Crater Lake National Park. Unfortunately the weather went sideways while at the rim. It rained and hailed for hours. Not a good thing on a motorcycle.
Shot from the south rim.
We cut across Oregon from the lake over to the coast so we could see the coastal redwoods just south of Eureka, CA. Again , this grove was sav d by three doctors who while on a fishing trip in the area were horrified by the callous destruction of the area by the timber companies and the efforts to build Highway 101. In 1927 they established a fund to save the redwoods as the greedy corporations were trying to log the coast from Eureka to Pt. Sur. Some of the tress in this grove are 2000 years old. At the time school children were donating pennies to save the trees.
One fellow who wanted to save the trees built this truck out of a log and drove it around the country to call awareness to the giants being destroyed on the coast.
Another view of the truck.
Windfall with Queenie.
We drove through many protected areas like the above.
South of the Noyo River Highway 1 is a great motorcycle ride.
I am a sailor. Cashed it all in in 2003 and sailed around the NW USA then went to Mexico for two years then sailed to Australia on a Baltic 42. Sold the boat in OZ and bought a Privilege 42 in Venezuela. Not fully retired so have been doing the nuclear steam generator change out gig to recharge my financial batteries. Work 13-15 hours a day for two to three months. Make great money quickly so I can get back to the boat.