Started again in the first daylight at 4:30am and we were surprised that it was only 22 C. We made good progress in the morning until we came close to the Columbia River. There was a very strong headwind which slowed us down dramatically and we were afraid that this would be the normal wind strength which we were warned by other ciclysts. But after 10 km we actually rode along the Columbia River and the wind suddenly stopped. The Columbia River is really impressive and reminded us more of a lake than a river and we took a first bath in it at 10am and second in the afternoon in the beautiful Marina of Umatilla. In addition, we saw a lot of Pelicans!
Walla Walla – Umatilla