USA

USA

The last leg…

Posted by on 22, Apr 2022 in 2022 - USA, Tilly the Tandem, USA | 3 comments

The last leg…

Space X Launch Florida cycleroute 1 Perfect shady lunch stop. Chillin.. No swimming today… Glad we went for the small.. Cooling off with a paddle Much needed Margarita time.. Tillys last beach visit Posh Yacht Marina! Our last dip in the Atlantic End of the line… End of the road for this USA trip… Some of the hotels chains in this area, appear to be upping their game since our last visit and refurbing their rooms. We had an excellent night in one of these and set off on another Florida sunshine and heat morning for a cycle further down the coast toward Fort Lauderdale....

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East Coast Arrival

Posted by on 11, Apr 2022 in 2022 - USA, Tilly the Tandem, USA | 1 comment

East Coast Arrival

Ploughing through the ‘spring breakers’ at Seaside Sunset at Panama City Beach ‘Diner’ breakfast Phew.. Its a hot one… 🥵 Swamp paddling to cool off… Flaked out at 39.5C!! The only bit of shade.. Under the motorway.. 🙈 Chased by the Tortoises.. Just in time for the storm… Tilly gets a soaking… We left our secret cousins and headed off on one of our favourite cycles of all time along the long dedicated cycle path from Destin to just short of Panama City Beach. The path takes you through some gorgeous Disney like villages themed from Greek to...

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Oh no, Alabama again…

Posted by on 7, Apr 2022 in 2022 - USA, Tilly the Tandem, USA | 3 comments

Oh no, Alabama again…

Dauphin Island Gulf Shores beach hut! Downtown Pensacola Our Pensacola B&B.. We were in the turret! After the storms Like cycling in the Sahara! Some of us working hard… While others…. While Tilly rested….. Afternoon tea in the finished garden! Posh Rooftop Sundowners… The cycle out from Pascogoula was along the main highway for the first 26km. There was a nice shoulder and it was Sunday morning so the road wasn’t busy as all the locals were all presumably at church or McDonald’s for brunch. We crossed into Alabama – home to the Christian...

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Elvis and Tilly.

Posted by on 29, Mar 2022 in 2022 - USA, Tilly the Tandem, USA | 1 comment

Elvis and Tilly.

Trees hanging on for dear life as the coast erodes.. One of the only renovated piers along the coast.. 😋 Former home of Elvis! The coast around Biloxi is full of enormous casinos and sky high prices for hotel rooms so we crossed the bridge into Ocean Springs to escape to the cheap seats for the night. The town was far nicer than the casino end with some gorgeous beaches and an old centre with restaurants and shops so we had booked 2 nights at the former home of Elvis, now a hotel. We adjourned to the bar for the evening and had a great time chatting to the locals and were not surprised to...

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Welcome to the Arctic

Posted by on 22, Mar 2022 in 2022 - USA, Tilly the Tandem, USA | 1 comment

Welcome to the Arctic

Abita Springs 🙈 Back road tracks in Mississippi Warm welcome ar our B&B! First view of the Gulf Coast Tree Angel… Many of the hurricane damaged trees are made into carvings One of the many enormous brushed we’ve crossed Pelicans make use of destroyed piers all along the coast Tilly lost the flag competition! Well that’s not what we expected!  After two very relaxing days and 46 cups of tea at the English Tea Room we left our fab BnB and Covington behind and followed the rail to trail path down to the shore of Lake Pontchartrain with the weather turning colder and...

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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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