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Monday, June 20, 2016

Reached Halifax, Nova Scotia

We've made it! After 4304.28 km in 51 days, we have reached our destination Halifax.
From Westborough we continued northeast to meet the Atlantic Ocean again just north of Boston. We followed the coast, crossing state borders of New Hampshire and Maine to Portland. There we took (the first sailing of) The Cat to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. We visited Kejimkujik National Park and rode nice trails to Halifax.
We will now enjoy some days of rest before we fly home.

Boarding The Cat in Portland, ME

Welcome to Canada

Quiet backroads in Nova Scotia

Visiting Kejimkujik National Park

Reached Halifax, Nova Scotia!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Reached Westborough, Massachusetts

We normally go around big cities, but we made an exception for New York. From Royersford we rode northeast into New Jersey, to Belford, where we took the ferry to lower Manhattan. We visited the 9/11 Memorial and cycled the greenway along Manhattan into the Bronx. The South (and later: North) County Trail (a former Railroad) led us away from the city. We crossed State borders from New York into Connecticut and today into Massachusetts. Apart from a few showers the weather is still very nice.

New Jersey state border

NY Waterways ferry from Belford, NJ to Manhattan Pier 11

At the 9/11 Memorial, posing with One WTC

On the greenway along the Hudson River and Manhattan

Connecticut state Border

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Reached Royersford, Pennsylvania

After Pilot Mountain we headed back to the Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy some more amazing views. Meanwhile we entered Virginia.
In Shenandoah National Park we rode the beautiful Skyline Drive. We headed northeast again, into Maryland and later Pennsylvania, avoiding the big cities Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia.
We had to fix some more flat tires. In Hanover we had to visit a bicycle shop to replace J.D.'s rear Wheel. A crack had developed in the rim.

Virginia State Border

Roadside tire repair

Skyline Drive of Shenandoah National Park

Skyline Drive View

Maryland State Border

Pennsylvania State Border

Pennsylvania scenery

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Reached Pilot Mountain, North Carolina

From Anderson we continued heading northwest for two more days to reach Cherokee in North Carolina, the westernmost point of our trip. As we entered the Appalachian Mountains, the hills gew larger and more and steeper climbs came on our way. Via the Great Smoky Mountains National Park we turned onto the Blue Ridge Parkway, which we are now following heading north west. To find campgrounds and grocery stores we go off and parallel to the Parkway. The weather is still very enjoyable, we only had a few days with rain.

North Carolina State border

Downhill towards Cherokee

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Southern End of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway view

On the Blue Ridge Parkway

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Reached Anderson, South Carolina

We continued three more days heading north on highway A1A along the Florida coast. Just north of Jacksonville we crossed the state border and entered Georgia. Still following the Coast, we reached Savannah, where we started heading northwest. Going inland, the scenery changed and more hills needed to climbed. We found several very nice and quiet county roads, soms of which unpaved. The weather has been quite nice, just one day with rain. Today we crossed a State Border again and Are now in South Carolina.

Forest campsite

Georgia State Border

Sandy Country road

Forest road

South Carolina State Border

Monday, May 09, 2016

Reached Cape Canaveral, Florida

Here's the first post of this adventure's blog. Eight days ago we arrived at our starting point Key West, the southern most point of the United States. It took us just over two days to ride the Florida Keys heritage trail and reach the main land. We made good time despite the strong head wind and high temperature. We visited the first National Park of our list: the Everglades. We have spotted a number of alligators on our trip already. Avoiding the busy Miami, we travelled north, to return to the coast (our first small deviation from the planned route) at Fort Lauderdale. We followed the coastal roads and have now reached as far as Cape Canaveral, where we have just finished a visit to the Kennedy Space Center.

Southern most point.

Everglades National Park.

Fort Lauderdale Atlantic Ocean Boulevard

Rocket Garden Kennedy Space Center

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Logo for North America Adventure IV

After cycling through North America in 20052010 and 2013 we will be returning back to North America in 2016. This time we will be cycling the east coast. We will be starting our cycling trip in Key West, Florida and cycle all the way to Halifax, Canada.
We will again be wearing T-shirts with our logo, which shows this years route in red and the routes of our previous North America Adventures in green.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Reached Anchorage, Alaska

We made it! After 6160 km our trip is completed succesfully.
From Tolsona we cycled the remainder of the Glenn highway to Palmer and ultimately to Anchorage. A beautiful ride with views of the Matanuska glacier and the rugged peaks of the Chugach mountains.
Now one week of relaxation still awaits us before we return home.
Beautiful views on the Glenn highway

Some rain in Anchorage, AK

Spectacular glaciers near Whittier, AK

Exit glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Reached Tolsona, Alaska

From Nenana we cycled south on the Parks highway to Denali National Park, where we took the camper bus to Wonder Lake, at the far end of the Denali park road. Like in 2005, we were lucky to see majestic Mt. McKinley completely from base to summit in the evening and the next day when we cycled the park road back to the east, towards the park entrance.
At Cantwell we turned onto the Denali highway, for a strenuous but beautiful ride on gravel to Paxson.
There we headed south on the Richardson highway to the visitor center of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park near Copper Center, with astonishing views on the volcanic peaks of the snow covered Wrangell mountains.
Via Glennallen we are now on the Glenn highway heading straight for Anchorage. Some beautiful views on the glaciers of the Chugach mountains still await us.
Riding through the roadwork in the back of the pilot car

Wonder Lake, at the far end of the Denali park road

Again lucky to see Mt. McKinley completely

The beautiful Denali NP park road

Climbing Polychrome pass (Denali NP)

Denali National Park, one of our favorites

The rough surface of the Denali highway

Bad weather ahead on the Denali highway

Maclaren summit (Denali highway)

Visiting Wrangell-St. Elias NP