Buckingham – I have a bad dream in the night and wake Mark up to comfort me. We drive to, and park on, the beach this morning to go running. Ocean shores beach is wide and long with blackish sand and there are quite a few cars on the beach, it’s a bit of a highway. We run in the rain and the wind-driven sea spray for a while, this is probably going to be my last beach run of the trip as today we head inland for a 3 night city stay in Seattle.
We head off in the rain and arrive in Seattle in the rain, which is apparently here for the next week (somebody please remind me why we came north). For the first time we start seeing road signs for Vancouver, 150 miles north, within touching distance and the reality of the impending end of our trip starts to sink in. Should we meander around the Washington countryside in the rain for a while or head for the finish line?
We get into town too early to check in so our host Bryan provides us with the name of a nice Italian deli, Picolino for lunch. They have lunch and the best coffee in town (yes really – thank you Ali for making it). We are met there by our host who drive leads us home. Bryan is a well travelled person who has a spare ticket for a Chinese dance concert Shen Yun this evening – Lisa accepts leaving Mark and I at home with a couple of glasses of wine, for Mark but not me. I don’t like it that she goes out at night because my pack of the 3 of us should be together by sun down so I wait for her to return so I can show my full set of teeth to smile and greet her. Now I can go back to my new bed and put my head down.