A day of finishing things.
We woke up early with Andy (the guy who heads up the Bicycle Tourism Network for the US) and we rode to get some breakfast from a local restaurant we all enjoy, which required a few miles of backtracking. We then made our way south and found Fred again. We decided to bike to the border together. First we tackled the legendary climbs at Torrey Pines and then saw the sea lions at La Jolla Cove.
We approached downtown San Diego and loaded onto a ferry to cross the bay to get to Coronado Island with our bikes. We got on the bikeway there and rode to the border at Tijuana. The border fence rose before us as we arrived at the official peace park where the fence staggers I to the ocean. The border patrol allowed us 5 minutes to go and touch the fence as well as pose for photos. It was sobering to finish the trip (well, at least after the final 20 miles back to the car). We bid Fred a safe return to Montreal and enjoyed some Indian food for dinner.
One year ago one month to go we ended our trip unwillingly. Add one week to the now a week ago and we have finished.