Today’s distance / 今日の走行距離: 49.7 miles / 80km
Average speed / 平均速度: 8.7mph / 14km/h
Time on skateboard / 走行時間: 5h 42m
Total skateboarding distance to date / 今までスケボで走った距離: 1525mi (plus 266mi) / 2455km (plus 430km)
Ascent / 上り: +220m
Descent / 下り: -215m
End-of-day GPS coordinates: n/a
Another great smooth riding day, starting out with thick smoke fog.
Hit some soft sand on a footpath and fell off my board. I wasn’t going very fast however, so no major issues there. That makes fall number three.
I had made 50kms by lunchtime, and by the time I had arrived in Freeport I had almost 80km on the clock. I wanted to push on further, but while at the library, a woman overheard my conversation with another person about my trip, and asked if I needed a place to stay for the night. Jennifer was her name, and she put me up with her and her husband (Mike) and step-daughter (Myranda) in a small town called Bruce. It was a 10 mile drive to Bruce from Freeport back the way I had come. Jennifer promised to give me a ride back to Freeport in the morning.
Myranda is studying culinary arts at school, and Mike is an auto mechanic in Niceville, a 20 mile commute away. For dinner we had chicken and risotto. The chicken…chicken breasts…the biggest I have seen in my life. The margarine tub that was in the fridge…massive. Everything here in the US is on a bigger scale. Mike’s pickup truck is not a truck, it is a tank.