Thursday, 12 November 2015

Day 100 - The Final Day

Back on the bike for the final few miles to Miami where I will drop it off for shipping back to the UK.
However, before Karen and I fly home we will spend a few days of holiday time relaxing in Florida.
Not wanting to disappoint you after two days without, here are a couple of photos with my bike and the road.
At the shipping agent in Miami on day 100 of my trip after covering almost 16,000 miles from Alaska to Florida, the long way!
Now I must start writing up the real story of what happened so keep an eye on for when the book will be released.
Thanks for following my journey.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Day 99

We went down to Key West town today where we saw part of the Veteran's Parade before going for an excellent seafood meal by the waterside.
Down at the docks,
View from restaurant!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Day 98

Today Karen spent time around the hotel pool area whilst I was un-packing and re-packing my bike ready for shipping home. Then went down town to Key West Duval Street for the evenings entertainment.
Hotel beach and pool area.
Hotel pool.
View from hotel beach.
Karen's drink.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Day 97

We left the hotel in Miami and headed off down to Key West via the more scenic route of the Card Sound Road and called in to Alabama Jacks Bar & Restaurant on the way before reaching the end point of my trip in Key West.
Eating blackened Dolphin at Alabama Jacks.
This is as far south as I am going on this trip...
At the Mile 0 sign in Key West of Hwy 1.
At the southernmost point in the USA.
Celebrating with a glass of champagne given to us by the hotel and a free upgrade to the Presidential Suite!

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Day 96

Karen and I go to Miami South Beach for the afternoon to look at the Art Deco District along Ocean Drive and walk along the beach.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Day 95

Taking the Tamiami Trail (Hwy 41) from Naples to Miami today. A much more scenic road than one of the Interstates and I even got to see a couple of alligators when taking a detour of the 41.
Can you spot the monster?
Views from the Tamiami Trail...
But the best part of the day was meeting Karen at the hotel in Miami !

Friday, 6 November 2015

Day 94

A long day in the saddle heading down to Naples.
No photos.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Day 93

Covering a lot of miles today so not many photos...

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Day 92

Riding along the Gulf Coast...
First stop of the day was the Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola.
Oh, those gorgeous white sand beaches of the Gulf Coast
Gorgeous white sand and a gorgeous motorbike too!

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Day 91

Today I was just riding around New Orleans mostly away from the city centre before going East again.
View of the Mississippi River south of the city.
One of the house just the other side of the Mississippi River bank.
Going East on the Gulf coastline. Beautiful white sand beaches.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Day 90

Well, if I hadn't got my US Visa, this would have been my last day in the US, but as I did get it, I will carry on for a little longer!

First stop of the day was to look at an historical plantation house before going to New Orleans.
Typical slave quarters.
However, I never realised that the slaves had an informal class system!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Day 89

Riding South still, with rain on and off during the day.
In the UK we joke about having Kangaroo petrol in your car if someone is not very good with their clutch control. Damm me, they actually sell the stuff here!
Back on The Great River Road today
Back on the Natchez Trace Parkway, freshly paved too.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Day 88

First stop Graceland in the rain, then continued riding South in very wet conditions with no more stops other than to get gas.

No photos.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Day 87

I day in Memphis...
First stop of the day was the Legendary Sun Studio where I went in for the tour.
Walking down Beale street in the day.
View of sunset from hotel room.
 Photos of Beale Street by night will appear in the book!