Trip Start Jul 23, 2013
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Feel a bit sad as we are only 50 miles away from Eureka where we plan to sell the bikes and trailer before making our way to Arizona. It's been a really challenging but rewarding three weeks: we've cycled 700miles with low performance bikes, camped every night in a new place nearly every day, washed our own clothes and made all our own food apart from one portion of chips ;) hardcore!! Along the way though we have laughed a lot, revelled in the thrill of trying something new and being able to do it as well as improve at it, been disciplined with our equipment and ourselves and learnt to go without and still be happy (most of the time)
* redwoods sequest more carbon the larger they grow (unlike most trees) unfortunately only 4% remains. Being some of the largest living organisms on the planet they grow over 300 ft tall and up to 20 ft wide! They are impervious to pests due to tannins in their wood and because of the lack of resin and thick fibrebark they are fire resistant! Most of their water in the summer is gathered through thick fog that comes in shore from the mixing of the southern warm upwards currants and Alaskan melt water.