Posts by Jon Reed

Mississippi River

Posted by on 16, Mar 2022 in 2022 - USA, Tilly the Tandem, USA | 3 comments

Mississippi River

Missippi Cycle path Old Kenner town Plantation lunch stop The Mississippi! English tea room in Covington Relaxing day at our Covington B&B Wet and cold Lake Pontchartrain Deserted cycle route We picked up another French baguette as we made our way to the Mississippi River Cycle Trail which runs along the levee on a very smooth track. The river here is enormous and the river sides are heavily industrialised for nearly all our cycle along it. 55km of heavy industry with numerous berths for ocean going ships. It was an interesting cycle but not the most picturesque. You also won’t be...

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Like clockwork

Posted by on 10, Mar 2022 in 2022 - USA, Tilly the Tandem, USA | 1 comment

Like clockwork

Apologies for the late posting of this blog….the publisher messed up! The storms had delayed QM2 by 3 hours – result! We had been given an 08:00 disembarkation time so this got put back to 10:30 allowing us to have a civilised brekky and lie in before the mayhem of NYC began. Our experience with US border controls is that they are the worst in the world. Officious, lacking a sense of humour and just plain rude. So we waited for our scheduled departure time and then ran into numerous queues around the QM2 lobby with virtually all 1500 pax in one queue or another, all going...

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Snow Place like home

Posted by on 8, Mar 2022 in 2022 - USA, Tilly the Tandem, USA | 1 comment

Snow Place like home

Boston snow Camp Colin snow walk Sundowners with a view Yay… Reunited 😁 Ready to roll… Colourful NOLA Tilly found a friend Fabulous NOLA architecture Shake that Ass!!Street dancing NOLA wedding parade We arrived at Boston and found Cousin Annie double parked outside the station, beer in hand and a grin the size of the Titanic on her face! (OK I may be exaggerating about the beer). When she met my dad many years ago at the same station, she double parked and then asked dad, who’d just got off a plane from the UK, “Hey Bob, do you want to got to my house to clean up or...

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Rock and Roll Mary!

Posted by on 24, Feb 2022 in 2022 - USA, Tilly the Tandem, UK, USA | 2 comments

Rock and Roll Mary!

Welcome Aboard.. Calm before the storm Birthday Celebrations Hello Eunice…. And we thought this was a bit choppy… Little did we know what was coming! Mid Adlantic at Force 9.. A welcome lull between the storms Didnt spill a drop!! Well, the UK has suffered from some horrendous winds from Storm Eunice. We, sailed through it. To be fair the captain put his toe down and did a runner for the Azores but only managed to skirt the edge of the storm and I hate to think what going right through the middle would have been like. Our calm departure from Southampton soon turned into a gale...

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Well we weren’t expecting that!

Posted by on 23, Feb 2022 in 2022 - USA, Tilly the Tandem, UK, USA | 6 comments

355.5 km Portsmouth Tilly getting her sealegs ready! Us getting our sealegs ready!! Abbey ruins at Southampton Packing Tilly for her next adventure… And we’re off… Stage 2 of Jonny’s ‘Big Birthday’ begins… On our LEJOG tour last year we bumped into full time hard core cycle tourer Pete a number of times. He’s currently in Spain having spent a couple of months heading up and down the side of mountains in the Canaries which sounds like an awful lot of hardwork to us, but he loves it. Out of the blue he dropped us a chat with a picture of us and...

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