May 1: High Springs to Palatka, FL
This blog entry is dedicated to Bell Brinn, who started the ride with us on March 8th, fell two hours into the ride on wet pavement, and went home to Colorado with a separated shoulder. She has rejoined us to celebrate at the Atlantic – great to see you!
There was not much ‘excitement’ to the ride today: similar scenery to the last few days, cloudy skies, but no real rain. What few pictures I took all look as gray as the sky.
I do like this photo of Donna and me, biking buddies.
We opted to wait for lunch until we got to Palatka, then enjoyed pizza slices at a local restaurant.
We did pass the county courthouse as we wandered in the historic downtown.
This bridge took us over the St. John’s River to our hotel, the Best Western of Palatka.
There I was met by husband Don and Florida friends and dedicated cheerleaders Ray and Linda Cannarella. After we showered, we drove into St. Augustine for dinner at a favorite Spanish restaurant, Columbia.
75 miles today, average 12.1 mph.