The heavy rain in the morning and the elevation gain of each day was slowing me down. I was barely able to accomplish riding more than 40-50 kms a day. The west coast of the US is quite rugged in terrain and the elevation gains each day are quite a lot.
I reached Florence only at 4 pm after riding in undulating but beautiful landscapes all day. Alomg the way I also stopped by to admire the Heceta Lighthouse which stands majestically on a cliff overlooking the ocean.