It was a warm start to the last morning of our biking adventure as we rode out of East Palatka towards St Augustine. The light fog burned off quickly to provide the STCR crew with a virtually flat 50 mile ride. And I do mean flat, we climbed only 147 feet during the entire day and that must have been mainly the bridges and overpasses.
The fields along the road were growing acres of potatoes and cabbage. The potatoes were in all stages of maturity: some ready to harvest, some just blooming, and some just coming through the ground.
Since the day was such a short one we only made one stop, which was at Molasses Junction. It was actually just an ancient crossroad convenience store about 19 miles from the beach in St Augustine. Jill went on ahead to meet up with Sue, Linda and Pam at the beach for our celebratory conclusion. After the tire dipping pictures on the beach, the ladies offered two bottles of champagne that we all shared a toast with. We are thankful that we have come through this entire adventure with no major accidents, injuries or illnesses. Considering the time on the road and the number of miles we traveled, that is a major accomplishment in itself.
After some relaxation on the beach, the whole group went to the Saltwater Cowboy Restaurant to celebrate our adventure’s conclusion.