After commenting in prior posts about the stately mansions and gated communities along A1A, today we got to experience the “other world.”
Shortly after leaving the hotel, we passed by a male turkey courting a female – lots of squawks and feathers a flutter.
For 7 miles we rode along the Indian River, quiet early on a Saturday morning – again the tree canopy.
The homes were not oversized, but had a comfortable feel, with a view of the River.
I had hoped to visit the Astronaut Hall of Fame on the outskirts of the Kennedy Space Center, but found that it didn’t open until noon (we were pedaling by before 8:30 am). I definitely want to come back and visit the Space Center on another car trip to Florida.
The town of Titusville had limited services – it had obviously suffered from the reduction of money to the Space Center – no photos of boarded buildings….
At about 50 miles, we were able to find lunch at a local diner. I have skipped lunch previous days and lived on PBJ but decided to change my eating habits – a yummy BLT and soda.
We transitioned to New Smyrna Beach and Nancy I. and I took a quick detour to Canal Street Historic District.
Forgot to mention the tailwind we enjoyed most of the day, so my average was over 13 mph.
Mileage today: 67.34 miles; total mileage from Fort Lauderdale 258.27; total mileage from Key West 486.75.