Day 532 – USA (Florida): From Keaton Beach to woods near Aucilla River


Today’s distance / 今日の走行距離: 52 miles / 84.8km
Average speed / 平均速度: 8.5mph / 13km/h
Time on skateboard / 走行時間: 6h 13m
Total skateboarding distance to date / 今までスケボで走った距離: 1360mi (plus 266mi) / 2189km (plus 430km)
Ascent / 上り: negligible
Descent / 下り: negligible
End-of-day GPS coordinates: N30.10.29.3, W084.00.30.8

Brrrrr. I am glad that I was inside a warm trailer last night…below freezing temperatures in the morning this morning.

Jolly cold weather in Keaton Beach, Florida, USA

It was tough leaving the warm confines of Greg and Donna’s home.

Greg and Donna outside their home near Keaton Beach, Florida, USA

It was a cold headwind once again until I got back onto highway 19 near Perry. The extra 10 miles worth of detour via Steinhatchee was well worth the warm locals and smooth roads, despite the cold wind.

The jerky Greg gave me was fantastic. He cuts and cures the meat himself, using hot coals. It is not overly chewy like some jerky can be, and full of flavour.

Delicious home-made jerkey from Greg in Keaton Beach, Florida, USA

It kept me going along highway 98, the first real westward stretch of road so far in the US. I am finally heading west!

I have been listening to NPR radio on my little portable radio a lot these past few days. Keeps my mind occupied with current topics while I skate. Constantly counting from one to fifteen as I push alternately with each leg can get monotonous…

I found a nice secluded spot off the highway in some woods tonight. Another cold night, but snug in my warm sleeping bag and cosy tent.


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