C2C2011 Day 42 & 43 Vancleave, MS to Daulphin Island, AL

Another foggy morning in bayou country. Breakfast is the usual time, 7 AM but RO and I don’t hit the road until 8 AM. Rand says he’ll join us along the way.

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It is very humid and foggy as we start our ride but starts to clear around 9:30.

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The road is very rural today, very few cars as we start our ride. Not many hills so we start at a fast pace not the usual first hour of warm up. It is already warm and humid.

We stop for a smoothie around the 20 mile point, our first sag. The owner gives us ice for our camelbaks, an amazing treat.

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Soon after the sag we hit the Alabama line, Rand is with us from the coffee shop. The traffic and the headwind both increase. Our easy ride has become a lot harder as we fight the wind.

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Lunch stop at 48 miles, Cajun Salad, crawdad and shrimp salad.

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Long causeway leads to Daulphin Island bridge.

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Pretty camp at Daulphin Island, lots of trees and beautiful beach. We go for a swim and water temp is 80 deg.

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Quiet rest day, sleep late, read, tour of island.

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A little swim in the Gulf before supper with RO as Steve recharges his super powers on the beach. Then a relaxed dinner of Bubba’s Chicken Picata.

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2 responses to “C2C2011 Day 42 & 43 Vancleave, MS to Daulphin Island, AL

  1. Joe,
    ps/ local news: Sandie and I have completed 24 of my 60 Count Points in the spring bird-count for the UofA Tucson Bird Count. I’ll complete another 4 this Tuesday at Sentinal Peak Park. We have one more ‘city route’ together, then Bill Campillo and I will finish up with Catalina State Park and Kino Eco-Restoration Project before the end of the count on May 15th. Been to a couple of AAA (MiLB) games with the Tucson Padres and the Fresno Grizzlies at Kino Veterans Memorial Park here in Tucson. Nice to hear the ‘crack’ of the bat again. $1.00 beers on Thirsty Thursdays – good times, good games, terrific evening weather.
    pps/ I see by now you’ve had ‘FOBiG’: Fat Old Bastards in the Gulf!
    ~Bob

    • Sounds like you B&B, birding and baseball is coming along just fine. Jeanne and I are already looking forward to going back to Tucson.

      My bicycle touring partner, Bennett from South Georgia is coming down to St Augustine and is going to spend the night and drive me to airport next day. The last day will be a sad day, saying goodbye to friends from tour, but also great to see Bennett and be going home. I am so ready to go home now.

      Give my best to Sandy.

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