More wrong turns led us along 34th street past Macy's, the Empire State building and the New Yorker Hotel, all week we'd been walking there thinking thank god we aren't on the bikes here and now we were. To be honest it wasn't that bad despite the impatient taxi drivers. We headed south of New York into New Jersey and towards the coast, at Cape May we took a ferry to Delaware where we stopped for the night. Friday saw us over the impressive 17 mile bridge and tunnel down the Atlantic to Virginia and Virginia beach, a weekend of relaxing and getting eaten alive by the mozzies!
Sunday we headed West to North Carolina to meet up with Susan (Lindsay Barrie's sister) from Milnathort who lives here, a pleasant night and top class hospitality, thanks Susan. Today we were heading further West but got caught up in the tail end of Tropical Storm Karen which made riding almost suicidal, after a guy spun his car right in front of us across the three lanes in the freeway (and then passed us again a few minutes later) we decided to call it a day, only 90 miles but when it's unsafe its crazy to continue. Plan is to head towards the "Tail of the Dragon" in the next couple of days, a famous biking road in these parts, hopefully the storm will die out and give us back the sunshine!
|Nice Cafe, better than Hull anyway!|
|Bikes stowed enjoying the rest|
|Free Wifi on the ferry, impressive|
|Smaller than the original|
|Another day another sandwich and petrol stop!|
|Bridge and tunnel, 17.5 miles long across the Atlantic, impressive|
|Fishing off the pier in the centre, the lady had snagged a rock, nae fush!|
|Virginia Beach boarwalk|
|I wasn't too impressed with this|
|Sandcastles for grown ups|
|Fi caught this guy breaking into our tent, she kissed it but was still left with me....|
|Arriving at Susans abode, our bikes got to sleep in the Garage woo hoo|
|The ladies enjoying a wine!|