We felt we could make today’s ride a bit more difficult, after two fairly easy days so we left Kellogg this morning and headed east to Wallace. By doing so we added twenty miles to today’s total. It was a beautiful ride even though we paralleled I-90, we had the Coeur d’ Alene river between us and the freeway. The gradual incline was refreshing and cool as we noticed a change in the evergreens from pines to firs and cedar.
We turned around at the historic silver mining town of Wallace and retraced our path all the back to Harrison. It was a glorious day with sunshine and blue skies.
If you ever want to experience true peace and quiet, come here. For miles and miles the only noise was the turning of our wheels. And the birds.
My husband and I are sort of “novice” bird watchers. When our kids were little we had “pocket” bird guides for places we lived and traveled. We spent a lot of time marking off birds in these books when we saw them. After many years we are pretty good at identifying lots of birds by sight and song.
Today was an awesome day to be a “novice” bird watcher. No binoculars needed. We kept track of all we saw in Mother Nature’s aviary. Our list (if we can remember them all) is extensive: eagle, osprey, pelican, kingfisher, Canadian geese, ducks, loons, doves, sparrow, hawk, magpie, robin, swallow, finch, hummingbird, raven, quail (including little babies the size of my thumb) and herons.
And to finish off a great day, our bed and breakfast tonight in Harrison is called the Osprey Inn. Just perfect.
Tomorrow we have a pretty easy 25 mile day although it includes some hills!