With the weather forecast predicting 70 degrees and sunshine at Brookings, OR, the banana belt of the Oregon coast, and 37 degrees with fog in Medford, there was no doubt where we wanted to be. As we swept through the curves of the Applegate Valley the sky got brighter, and was a sunny blue and we thought we were through with fog for the day. When another white shroud appeared in the distance, we decided to try to get above the clouds and hung a left toward Deer Creek Road.
The plan worked. It was still a bit chilly (note the partially fogged-over whindshield)...
...but we were out from under this blanket of white.
There is still some color left at 5,000 feet where we stopped to bask in the 48-degree sunshine.
This trike can corner like a sports car. He doesn't slow us down!
After an early lunch at the Patrick Creek Lodge on SR-199, we were back at sea level by shortly after noon.
I've never seen so many Pelicans in one place. We saw several flocks flying north (?) along the coast.
I can watch the waves for a long time. They were especially beautiful today, with the wind blowing the tops of them off.
We turned inland at Bandon on SR-42 and made short work of it's twists and turns, then slabbed it south to home - 400 miles, a fine rall day's ride!
In closing, a bonus. These weren't taken on a motorcycle ride, but I've got to share them, anyway.
And, here is the next-generation motorcyclist. My grandson just turned 2, and Grandma and Grandpa figured it was time to get him started. (He's already graduated from the ball cap to a bicycle helmet, so he's on the right track, but we're still working on getting him to wear his eye protection right side up! ) He's going to make a fine riding pardner for Grandpa!