Friday, October 4, 2013

Biking Portland to Astoria

Over Labor Day weekend I got to check off something that was on my to-do list for a while–bike to the coast. In addition to a physical challenge it presented a great opportunity to stop at and sketch in little towns that otherwise go unnoticed. The towns that are sometimes represented by one business or just a fire station or a church.

The proud owner of "The Birk" in Birkenfeld, a music venue with the tag line "It is not that far!"

What a better reward for biking 100 miles–a gorgeous view of Astoria from the root top of the Eliott Hotel while sipping a glass of Pinot

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