The dunes were off to our left as we traveled the coast, and we could see occasional glimpses of the ocean through the trees.
Just before the bridge at North Bend I stopped for a break and Pat, Dwight, Cydney and Andrea caught up to me. We walked the bridge all together, since the Adventure Cycling map said all cyclists MUST walk the bridge (seen behind us in the group photo).
We walked over a mile including the approach, the span, and the descent on the other side--I found the bridge architecture impressive. Almost like a church!
We passed through Charleston and left the cycling route to head to Sunset Bay State Park. There were spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, and many parks along the coast. That's as it should be! I found a small shop that sold postcards (finally!) and bought 2 for the boys.... the man there warned me of the Seven Devils Road, which we will be riding tomorrow.