I camped at South Beach State Park on my second day at Newport and pedaled to Yachats, a small town, again by the coast.
It was wet and windy all through but by the afternoon it stopped raining and I managed to find a nice motel to stay in . It was called the Ya’tel Motel. The room was cosy and the lady had no problem in letting me bring in my partly wet bike inside.
The following morning , on the 24th, it was raining hard and I sat in the local cafe until 10.30 am trying to decide whether to push on or stay behind for another day. Finally I decided that I just could not afford to pay for an extra night or lose another day so I pressed on in the rain.