With the snow nipping at our heels we left our cozy cottage life to tackle the first part of our adventure south but first a quick stop in Ottawa for Ivans birthday party.
Our first boarder crossing was in Cornwall Ontario crossing into New York state. The crossing went great and the boarder official could not have been any more easy going although a bit confused when John told him we were going to Florida for only two months and questioned how we would return back to Canada mid winter on a bike. After he understood that this was not going to happen and we were heading out of America via Mexico he wished us well on our travels.
Our stop for the night was in the small quiet town of Hancock
Pennsylvania after a long 7hr 500km day we were ready to crash.
Today we got in touch with some friends of ours Jason, Shannon and Cameron from Shohola Pennsylvania. Shohola was just down the road from Hancock so we headed that way to meet up with them. Jason was our tour guide for the day and we explored back and fourth over the Delaware river which boarders the two states of Pennsylvania and New York. Our eyes where blessed with the beautiful colours of the northeast fall. Reds, rusty oranges, and deep greens were everywhere. Here the fall colours were atleast three weeks behind what we had just witnessed in Ontario. We followed the ever twisting road along the Delaware river and posed for pictures at the summit aptly nicknamed the Eagles nest.
We visited some waterfalls at Shohola lake.
We finished the day off being treated to dinner by the Maino family at Billy Joe’s BBQ Pit, quite possibly the tastiest rib joint in America. Thanks guys!!
The weather called for rain this morning and boy was this the case! We decided to push through anyways and rode a 400km six hour day in the pouring rain. When we rolled into Dover Delaware we looked like drowned cats but nothing a good meal and a few beers couldn’t fix.
Today we hit some serious wind and John was hanging onto the bike like he was a child gripping at his last toy. We found ourselves on Hwy 13 South a super cool road that led us to the Chesapeake Bay bridge. The 32 kilometre long bridge connects Delaware and Maryland to Virginia across the Atlantic ocean.
The bridge included two underwater tunnels both over one and a half kilometres long.
We make it to our destination for the night in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
The suns getting warmer and we’re finally beginning to strip off layers of clothing.
The next 2 days are great as we bounce from Elizabeth city (NC) to Wilmington (SC) to Savannah (GA).
Today November 11th we rolled into Lakeland Florida. After a fun six days on the road we are happy to spend a couple days with our feet up in the land of white heads and alligators.