Day 20: Pensacola to Grand Bay, AL

Posted: April 1, 2014 in America: Miami to San Francisco

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Goodbye Jeb, and I’m on my way again. Heading west to Dauphin Island today. 60 miles with a slight tail wind.

Leaving Pensacola, Florida and crossing the bridge into Alabama

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Welcome to ALABAMA

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Making great progress today, 10 miles hammered out in no time at all. Found a garage selling unlimited soda for $0.69 so taking on as much fluid as possible.

According to the weather forecast it is going to remain bright and sunny, highs of 22 degrees, with a light tail wind of 6 mph = Ideal

Heading west on 20

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Sorry couldn’t choose which photo I preferred, comes below and I’ll delete the least popular

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Rather nice flowers running along a 5 mile stretch or road as I pass by.

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Heading along the inland lagoon into Gulf Springs, Alabama

Almost at Fort Morgan ferry, so thought I’d take a quick 10 minute rest under this lovely looking tree.

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Dam it, arrived and ferry pulled out 15 minutes before I arrived! Sods law I guess, still gives me an hour to relax and rest my legs while I wait for the next one.

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Nice period style ticket office and cafe

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I have decided to push on to Grand Bay tonight because I want to take advantage of the tail wind, and make use of a warm shower and meal care of warm shower hosts 🙂

Below is the 8 mile bridge that connects Dauphin Island with the mainland, it seemed to go on and on.

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Arrive at 8pm, 100 miles covered and really hungry. Today was my personal best – I have never cracked the magic ton before – super glad

Time for pizza and sleep, can’t be bothered with a shower, as I’ve spent most the evening chatting with hosts.

Expenditure $15.97

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Comments
  1. I almost wish I was biking with you. Check out this blog when you get a chance. http://bensauer.blogspot.com/ It will really touch your heart. I am glad the weather is better for you and you are getting help from a tail wind.

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