A Ride up to Waddell Creek

Jan 14, 2017

Clean cold skies after the latest rain, and I was itching to get on my steed for a long ride, bringing my notecorder in my Bento box for recording my ideas, camera in fanny pack, and my home-made PowerSmoothie in the bottle cage, and I was ready for a good 44 miler up the coast.

The Alder Trail, where I'd taken a lady friend some 25 years ago and not been since... has a nice overlook to Swanton Creek and at this time of year, the alders are beautifully lit against a shadowed ridge.

Above Waddell Creek, from Hwy 1 pausing on my bike

Parasailors love the wind that comes in off the water and inland up the Waddell Creek valley

Waddell Creek, a good overlook for having my kale/mushroom sourdough sandwich. The slackwater in the background has made for some nice kayaking in past adventures here.