NYC to Florida – Day 10

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(picture: sun setting over the Chickahominy River, Virginia)

Date: 29 April 2011
Woke up in: Richmond, Virginia
Fell asleep in: James City County, Virginia
Miles ridden today: 49
Total miles ridden so far: 472.5
Weather: Sunny, warm – delightful really.

This was a good day from beginning to end!

Things started well, if a bit late, as we somehow managed to get caught up in Good Morning America’s coverage of Kate and Wills getting hitched. All those Union Jack flags did look rather marvellous, even if half of them had OK Magazine emblazoned on them.

Well, the Westminster Wedding delayed us when combined with the fact that this Will managed to consume an impressive amount of 7% beer in Richmond last night and was not about to go anywhere in a hurry.

One we did get going though it was an excellent day of cycling; the wind wasn’t against us (hurrah!), the route was easy to follow and light on traffic and large swathes of it were very gently downhill. We’ve deserved an easy day for a while; it felt good to finally get one!

We’re camping again tonight. Our neighbour is also cycle touring (for the first time ever) and has today completed the first 30 miles of a planned 4,000 mile or so trip across the US. With his dog, Russell. Russell sits in a pull along child trailer when he gets too tired to run alongside his peddling human partner. Brilliant. Bonkers, of course, but brilliant.

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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