Thanks to a shot of Nyquil before bed, we both slept very soundly last night. It was rather foggy in Aberdeen this morning, so we stayed in our room doing some writing until almost 11. By then the sun was shining and we stopped for groceries before saying goodbye to Aberdeen. Given the sad state of this town, I’m not surprised to learn Kurt Cobain is from here. It makes me wonder what kind of music he might have created had he been from somewhere less depressing.
Today our goal was none other than the Pacific Ocean. Sure, we’ve been flirting with the Pacific along Puget Sound and the various bays and harbors, but today we were looking forward to seeing the open ocean. Unfortunately we rode into fog a few miles outside of Aberdeen. So when we did finally reach the Pacific coast we couldn’t see terribly far. We took a few photos and watched the breaking waves for a few minutes before continuing south to our motel for the night.
There is a campground nearby, but since we’re both still fighting head colds we opted for a motel room. As you’ve probably guessed by now, it doesn’t take much for us to talk ourselves into staying indoors instead of camping out. The nice thing is that a lot of these small mom & pop motels we’ve found aren’t terribly expensive. They’re not exactly the Ritz, but they meet our meager standards (wi-fi, hot water, clean-ish). Tonight’s place is a bunch of small duplexes lining a road leading to the beach. It’s quite popular with some big spiders. We walked down the highway to the only restaurant nearby, which was unfortunately closed. We instead settled for dinner of cold cereal followed by a nightcap of Nyquil and an early bedtime.