Stewart's Point root beer rest stop
We woke up and made eggs for the first time on the trip. KOA has its benefits... They were pretty good, too! It got hotter throughout the day, which I didn't care for but Derek loved! The highlight of the day was a little town (if you can even call it that) called Stewart's Point. Boy was it cute! It had a post office, a general store, an old water tower and a magnificent view. It is these little gems along the coast that make it so unique. I guarantee there is no place just like this anywhere else in the world. We stopped at the post office to drink a root beer and write some postcards. I could have sat there for hours just taking in the view. The post office employee was super nice too. As he was taking down the flag for the day, he started talking to us. He explained all of his ideas on how to make Highway 1 more cyclist friendly. This included doing a bike tour that followed the whale migration up the west coast. How awesome would that be! If only more people thought like him. Talking to people like this in small towns is one of my favorite parts of this trip. They have insights that they love to share and are usually very friendly. There is no better way to learn about your new surroundings. After saying good bye we set off to Stillwater Park. The road was winding and beautiful again, which is what I have come to expect from this wonderful region. We got to the campsite to find that Zoe and Rob had beaten us, again! Justin showed up a little after us. It was a neat little campsite. The hiker/biker sites were secluded off to the side which is always nice. We had a good fire thanks to a camper donating his leftover firewood. We talked about music, kayak trips in Canada and played frisbee. I did not use the frisbee as much as I thought I would, but it was a nice treat to bring it out. I also learned that pay phones are not any good, at all... Tomorrow we meet up with Roxanne and her parents! Woo Hoo!