Trip Summary

Day 52: 2929 miles completed, 8 states, 7 flat tires, 4 flat mattresses, 40 new friends and Bruce #1, 8 rest days

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Day 44: Ferry Long Day

Our day started with a four mile ferry ride from Dauphin Island to Port Morgan. The ferry left at 8am, so we didn’t start riding until 9am. Normally this wouldn’t have been a big deal, but we had 86 miles to ride and of course the wind was in our face as we disembarked.

The scenery was magnificent: oil platforms, civil war forts, barges, pelicans gliding along the ferry, sand dunes, gulf waters, and that was only the first 20 miles.

About mile 35 we left Alabama, where we only cycled for two half days probably 60 miles, and crossed into our eighth and final state, Florida. Only 7 cycling days left.

Everyone, myself included, are exhausted after the long day. The last rider pulled in just as we were finishing dinner at 7:30. After a brief meeting to discuss tomorrow’s ride and accommodations, the group retreated to our tents to recharge.

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