Our morning began with the sun rising over Ray’s garden. His little piece of heaven.
Back on the road we headed east cycling up a couple of steep hills stopping at a garage for a coffee, we noticed two cyclists taking a break.
Meet Paul and Paul. Two local guys and as it turns out they gave us a great alternative route. Instead of taking the highway 22 all the way to Vitondale they suggested taking the ghost town trail.
However, before we could enjoy this – there was a small issue of highway 22. The hard shoulder was wide and gave us a safety net.
We had to cycle around thirty miles before taking the trail. The road was busy and not very pretty but I didn’t mind because we got to meet a friendly truck driver.
Please meet Ryan.
The ghost trail proved to be stunning with trees lining the way and we saw a couple of snakes on the pathways and deers drinking from the river.
Andy and I took a break along the trail and Mike, a local guy also stopped and asked ‘Are you two doing a big cycle ride, like coast to coast’. Great guess! We chatted about our trip and thecandidates running for office before getting back on the trail. Smart guy!
Andy helped her out.