NYC to Florida – Day 3

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Date: 19 April 2011
Woke up in: Warwick Woods, Pennsylvania
Fell asleep in: Dutch Pride Guest House, Manheim, Pennsylvania
Miles ridden: 50
Weather: Rain, rain and more rain

Only two words are needed to describe today: rainy and hilly. The branding on my bicycle claims there’s never a bad time to ride; I’m not sure I’d agree with that…

After a later start than would have been ideal (I tend to find it difficult to get out of a tent when it’s raining outside) we started making our way through (and up, and over, and up again) the pretty woodland and farmland of Berkshire and Lancaster counties. It’s true that the heavy and persistent rain that accompanied our ride did, quite literally, put a dampener on things today. The small window of dry weather we had coincided with the only flat terrain of the day – a very happy 20 minutes!

Still, it’s a very interesting area, full of Mennonite and Amish peoples (if you want to know the difference, like I did, click on this link – http://www.welcome-to-lancaster-county.com/amish-and-mennonites.html ) and if you’re ever in the area, do come and visit: maybe with a car…

We saw a lot of the Amish horse-drawn carts out today; I didn’t take a photo as a)it’s considered rude, and b)I didn’t want my camera to get soaked, but I lifted one off the web as today’s picture of choice.

We’re not camping tonight. Hurrah!

About silkakt

I love to explore countries on foot or by bicycle. An English woman, I moved to the south of Spain in September 2020 and I have dreams of encouraging more people to discover this amazing country by walking its various Camino routes. To date, I've walked the French Camino from St Jean in France, the Portuguese Camino from Lisbon (interior route, not coastal) and the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo. I have also walked a fair few long distance trails in the UK, including all of the National Trails in England and Wales, and a couple of long walks in beautiful Scotland.
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