Pictures of the sixth leg of our journey to Alaska
February 11, 2010
Climbing up La Jolla Shore Boulevard. La Jolla is in the background.
Climbing higher still. A beautiful sight.
Pedalling through Torrey Piines State Park.
February 12, 2010
Jasmine and Melissa at the skate board park.
Arrival in Oceanside.
Kevin has biked from Encinitas with Mae in the trailer.
Kai and Cheyenne in battle mode.
Jasmine and Victoria.
February 13, 2010
Waiting for a wave to come high enough to collect some water.
Beach time for Robin.
Life at the Ocean.
Jasmine enjoys her new mirror.
Tank Crossing !
Vicky and Bob are riding with us today.
View of the ocean from our path through Camp Pendleton.
Jasmine and Cheyenne are playing in the ditch.
Jeff and George help Bill ride the bicycle to the top of the hill where they live.
February 14, 2010
Kate, George, Robin and Audrey are having snacktime.
The ladies fort at Camp Pendleton.
February 15, 2010
A Coastal California town.
The force of the ocean is incredible.
Arrival in Huntington Beach. Jim is riding with us today. He is our guide to the board walk.
Enjoyed riding with you Jim! Thanks for helping us get on the boardwalk.
February 16, 2010
Official arrival in Los Angeles county.
Crossing San Gabriel river. The snow capped Baldy shows in the background.
In the outskirts of Long Beach.
Robert and Carrie.
County worker Thomas Kirk's first thoughts when he sees our bike: 'A homeless rig. Let's see if they need some help.' On second thought 'This is the most buffed out rig I've ever seen. I need to find out the story behind it.' We run into Mr Kirk as we take a little break in Torrance park.
February 17, 2010
The road takes us under a building, on our way to Redondo Beach.
Riding along the harbor.
The proof! We're at Venice Beach.
We meander our way north on the boardwalk.
Rednecks have come to Malibu! Arrival on day 201 on our journey from the mountains of Eastern Kentucky to Fairbanks Alaska.
The pier at Malibu.
Mansions in the Santa Monica mountains in Malibu.
We're clocking 20 mph going down the hill.
February 18, 2010
These fellow bikers are on their way south. They started their journey over 5 weeks ago from Northern Washington state. It will take them only a couple of days to finish their trip in San Diego.
Jasmine is determined to dig out this rock.
Quality time for Robin with dad; overlooking the ocean.
Cheyenne is engrossed in a Nancy Drew mystery.
February 19, 2010
Robin is relaxing in the tree.
Bill is having a moment to read a newspaper.
Jasmine practising the flute.
Jasmine helps roasting hotdogs over the fire.
Cheyenne, Kai and Sullivan enjoy the tree into the wee hours of the evening.
Amarins on a hike with Melissa and Kanga.
Melissa and Kanga.
Jasmine enjoying a leaf bath.
February 23, 2010
Flowers on the road side.
California shore with high cliffs.
Thanks for your support Mr Biker!
Sod growing facility near Port Hueneme.
Celery harvet near Port Hueneme.
Fields and fields of strawberries.
The General Lee is for sale! Contact Byron Cherry via his email address for details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheyenne has made a new friend.
February 25, 2010
We've been warned!
On our way out of town we stop at Patagonia. This is the place where the company started. We enjoyed the tour of the store and old building.
The coast line towards Carpenteria.
The long bridge to a tiny little island.
Observing how the roots have taken hold in the rocky ground.
The bluffs at Carpinteria are an inspiration to this painter. The area is mesmerizingly beautiful.
The moon is rising over the San Rafael mountains.
February 28, 2010
The route leads us once more to the freeway.
Pretty country side.
Arrival in Gaviota, where the lemon grass is waiting.
We're taking the scenic route north. It is a little longer, but we hope there will be less traffic and on/off freeway confusion.
The view from the top is stunning.
March 1, 2010
A buzzard soars through the early morning sky.
The creation of the earth is a beautiful mystery.
March 3, 2010
Clouds hang thick above the hills.
Wild haired Amarins.
March 7, 2010
Robin and Jasmine are helping daddy to fix the tire.
Cheyenne is beautifying the garden.
Group picture! Jasmine is busy putting up her Atza card.
We're getting a police escort out of town, across a very narrow bridge.
Jasmine picks the yellow flowers/pollen to build a garden.
March 8, 2010
The smells of the bakery are pulling us in.
The California Golden Poppy.
Purple flower bushes are everywhere.
March 9, 2010
We're saying goodbye to Pat and friend Deanne, before heading further north towards the Big Sur.
The country side stays picturesque.
The rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean keep entertaining us.
The Monterey Peninsula is on the signs! It is on the north side of Big Sur.
We have our hands on some delicious treats for down the road.
Cows in the mountains.
March 10, 2010
Robin is steadily climbing up the slide. just before she reaches the top she slips and slides down. That's one way to dry the slide...
Swinging with a view of the ocean.
Cheyenne takes a moment to just dangle. What's going through her head? Jasmine enjoys being close to Kathy. She holds on to her new teddy, by the name of Teddy; a gift from the Cambria fire department.
The master map. We're going to find out how much of the route and notes have been burned.
Amarins is quite pleased with the result. The route is still 90% intact. Just a bit of Florida and Texas have been burned.