All packed and ready to go, we headed out this morning with Ali yelling behind us, “Wrong way!”
It took our reliable GPS a few minutes to realize it was on the West Coast. A couple of U-turns later and we were going in the right direction. Due south on I-5.
By the end of the day we covered 440 miles finishing in Fortuna, California.
The car behaved like she had been set free at last. GT means “Grand Touring” and that is what we began today.
We left I-5 and started on the Redwood Highway just as the sun was going down. We drove another hour in the dark and rainy night.
A few minutes after we left Portland, we stopped to take our first photo for the Moss Motoring Challenge:
There was only one mechanical issue. We were about 30 minutes into the trip when Googie told me we had to pull over. The oil pressure gauge read zero. The car was running like a charm, so we weren’t overly worried about it — probably the gauge.
Googie popped the hood, took the wires off the terminals, scraped them with his pen knife and all was right with the gauge. Fixed!
The weather prediction was for 30% chance of rain. It was sunny when we left Portland, but the clouds soon rolled in. We figure we drove in about 80% actual rain. Windshield wipers did their job.
More Moss Motoring challenge photos. It was a six point day.