Cycling Day 9 – Belfair to Elma
After yesterday’s easy ride we decided to get some miles in. We set off a little later than planned but still decided to take our time and load up at the local QFC (supermarket not fried chicken takeaway :D). A decent wine cellar noted.
It was already feeling like it was going to be a hot day at 10am. It was hovering around 30c for most of the morning and despite no significant hills we were drenched in sweat (too much info :D). We decided to aim for Shelton for lunch and a cool down and took an unintentional alternate route. A bonus of this detour was an awesome chainsaw carving shop.
On arriving, we stumbled across a place called Jillians which had good food, friendly staff and excellent wifi. This combination and the air conditioning meant we stayed longer than we planned. On leaving, it was even hotter!
We decided to aim for Elma. It was a pretty undulating ride but nothing too steep. We kept a pretty good pace and arrived in Elma early evening pondering where to stay. The reception staff at campsite weren’t answering so we decided to get a motel for the night. The motel was next to a pretty decent burger place called the rusty tractor and a bowling alley where we had a few games. Also cleared the room with some Iron Maiden and Metallica on the jukebox.