Palatka, Florida

Packed up to leave the urban woods. We heard that the local bums had recently been kicked out. I walked my bike up a steep, short incline and down a steep short incline. Difficult, but doable. Mickey, however, didn’t successfully negotiate the downhill. Bent many of his bike parts. Wow. 20 feet into a 3,200 mile tour for his first crash.

Toured St. Augustine. Lots to see. Kind of European in character. Big rain as we left the fort. Rain off and on for 5-10 miles. Official start was at Ponce de Leon statue. Windy (headwind) and cold ride.

Rode last 3 miles on a highway with rough shoulders in the dark. $10 for a terrible RV park. Dirty and noisy. Very cold night. Frost in morning.