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Long lost cousins

Posted by on 8, May 2018 in 2018 - Florida to Canada, Tilly the Tandem, Uncategorized, USA | 0 comments

Long lost cousins

Now you all know the Reeds are a bit weird, but did you know we have a female relation who worked at Bletchley Park in the war and had a secret love child with a Canadian Officer? No, nor did we until a few years ago and as the first time we met this lovechild was at the funeral of his mother the Code breaker we thought we’d stop in to say hello to him again at his home in Miramar Beach. We had planned to stay a couple of nights but stayed for 6 with my cousin Rob and his English wife Joy. They live on a gated estate that has a huge golf course running through it, lakes, restaurants...

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Another world

Posted by on 19, Mar 2018 in 2018 - Florida to Canada, Tilly the Tandem, Uncategorized, USA | 2 comments

Another world

Leaving our WarmShowers hosts we set off toward Lake Okeechobee to find the first 10km were on the main dual carriageway with tiny a shoulder. We asked the Sheriff for alternatives for a bike which left him baffled. “Where’re ya headin?” “Belle Glade” we replied “That’s 25 miles away!” “Yes” “By bike!!” “Yes” He looked like he’d just met a green eyed alien and all he could offer was pushing the bike through the sugar cane fields. But he was very polite about it! So we lit up the tail flashing rear light...

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The East Coast

Posted by on 14, Mar 2018 in 2018 - Florida to Canada, Tilly the Tandem, Uncategorized, USA | 0 comments

The East Coast

We only spent one day on the East Coast and despite cycling all day hardly passed any public beaches or coffee shops. The place is lined with enormous mansions – more like palaces (apparently Trump has one here) , with immaculate gardens tended by a small army of gardeners, and, in places, guarded by armed guards. Occasionally there’s a group of highrise apartments or a retirement complex, all owning the beach too and you just don’t see the sea for miles. Along this whole stretch every single plant and blade of grass was manicured to within an inch of it’s life and it...

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Weeeeeeeeeeee

Posted by on 23, Jun 2017 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Weeeeeeeeeeee

It may have taken us weeks to get up the mountains but it only takes an hour to come down! Our morning climb up to the last pass was fortunately in the cool and by the time we reached the top we’d been passed by numerous members of the lycra or leather brigades (racing cyclists or motorbikers) all giving us the thumbs up. The road down was fantastic, numerous tight bends, sheer drops, broken crash barriers and a decline that made our brakes earn their keep, I loved it and Linda hated it! She doesn’t like sheer drops, so we spent half the descent on the wrong side of the road too...

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