Miles today: 47
Miles total: 539
Woohoo, I passed the 500 mile mark! Tomorrow, I hope to make Pensacola. I may stay an extra day there for rest and sight seeing. I’m staying in a campground called River’s Edge campground. It’s very nice and quiet. There’s a laundry here too and I’m taking advantage of that while I do this update. I’m glad I didn’t ship my camping equipment back, I would have been sleeping under a bridge somewhere. Guess I’ll hang on to the gear.
Now for the pix of the day:
Today (Wednesday), I decided enough was enough with the beard. Way too hot. I went to Walmart and picked up a cheap trimmer and voila, skint! I also picked little compressed air boat horn that bikers coming east have told me to use against the little yappy dogs that are particularly annoying. They’re also dangerous if they chase you and get caught in your spokes. Bad news for rider and dog!
I had to go back through DeFuniak to continue my ride and I’m so glad I did. I skipped the Adventure Cycling route around the springs, so I thought I would pick up where it started. It is SO pretty. A big round lake in the middle of town with a ton of historic and beautiful new homes all fronting the lake. I saw a sign in the hotel about the lake that said it was one of only two natural lakes in the world that were perfectly round. I’ll investigate more on that. Maybe it’s a crater formed lake.
Most of the pix were taken while I was riding, so you’ll have to forgive the crummy framing on some of them.
The lake level was very high because of the recent storms. There’s a walkway right at the edge of the lake and it was completely underwater.
The town was founded by an L&N vice president, Mr. DeFuniak. Heyoka and I hung out waiting for a ride, but the rest of the train never showed up.
I ate lunch here. It was delicious. I stopped there because that was my cat’s name.
Lily made it look nice and homey.
My humble abode.
The shadow looked cooler than the photo turned out.
This way to Niceville. Whoville is in the other direction.
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