Leaving the city was a bit slow, stopping and starting at each intersection, but once I hit the highways it was fine, aside from that blunder when I went in the wrong direction and had to retrace my steps.
The 495 Route went along the coast, where I saw some beaches and windsurfers, but the headwind wasn’t too pleasant. There was a bit of roadwork along the way, but I was able to bypass most of them by sticking to the bike lane. The roads are wide and drivers gave me a lot of space, so there was nothing to worry about. There were lots of farms along the way and as I got closer to the mountains, I could see all the different colours and it was really pleasant. There were some minor uphill parts here and there, but they were gentle slopes so I didn’t need to worry.
Settling into my accommodation was easy, I had some dinner and bought supplies for the next day. I still find the supermarkets fascinating, there are so many different products that I’ve never seen before and the packaging is so cute.