The Benbow KOA was quite organised and made for some pleasant camping. The day I cycled out of Benbow campground, was bright, sunny with just a few clouds in the sky. A brilliant day perfect for cycling. The air was bracing and a bit chilly but the sun ensured that I stayed warm. There was some climbing on the route to Westport via Leggett. I had to ride into the coastal redwood forests again. The road was quite off the track and silent with hardly any traffic. I did not carry enough water and was out of it by 3 pm. Fortunately I managed to flag a car down and ask for some water. The two women in the car stepped out and gave me 4 small bottles that sufficed till I got to Westport. I rode in the dark for quite a while, passing Rockport on the way.
I managed to find the Westport State Beach campsite in the dark and the Park Warden came by to issue me a receipt for the night.
The sounds of the waves crashing against the cliff ( atop which the campsite sat) made me feel closer to nature and soothed my tired soul.