Day 11-12 30-31 May

Intended to ride south from Forks to meet Tom and visit him in Tumwater South of Olympia. As I was getting packed to go we got hit by a thunder and lightning storm. Anita ended up driving all the way to Amanda Park where we met Tom. Thanks to the extreme kindness of family and friends. 

Tom and I spent the rest of the day doing detail provisioning and eating. 

On Wednesday we visited Cascade Designs and I finally got to meet Terry Breaux face to face. We have been communicating over the past year since I had a tent failure at the beginning of last year's trip. Terry has now managed to replace half of my camping gear with evaluation units from MSR and Therm-a-rest, the latest piece being a Pocket Rocket stove which cleared a large space in my kitchen pannier. Looking forward to trying this one.