After a night of sweltering heat, we woke to sunshine, glistening sparkles on the lake and a welcome crisp, cool breeze bending the tree tops. We packed up the bikes and headed north out of Tidbury County Park.
I learned on the last touring trip to only a eat when hungry, and not too much at one time. You just feel better. So we skipped dinner the evening before-- it was just too hot to eat. And grabbed breakfast sandwiches to give us fuel to ride.
Traffic was everywhere, sometimes with a road shoulder and sometimes not. Dave is more adept at navigating traffic as he lives near lots of it. Cape May on the other hand does not give much practice with traffic, nor with hills.
The hills definitely began to show up today. Definitely a challenge for me.
We crossed a bridge that was steep and the bike section was so narrow I just gritted my teeth, prayed, and kept going. Would have loved to stop to take a picture but was not at all sure I could then get stared riding again staying in my narrow, scary lane. So no pics.
Middleton, Delaware had a library we enjoyed for an hour as we charged phones, read in comfy chairs, and met Kate, the reading dog, that sat attentively while children read to her.
Across the street was a small sculpture garden with assorted animals including life size giraffe, elephant, egrets, and a charming little ant eater.
Lunch was Mexican today. The lunch was delicious and the bathroom sink, as well as all the decor, was bright, colorful tiles and paintings.
About 3 hours after lunch we found a small park near U of DE with a pavilion so have a roof over our head and cement under our tents. No other amenities. In dire need of showers we headed to the college and used their hot showers in the locker rooms. Felt really good to experience "clean" again.
I am blogging in my tent. The Amtrak train is about 100 ft from our tents and seem to thunder by every half hour. A rowdy bunch of college age kids(sounds like) are hanging out noisily in the park. Ah, yes, it is Saturday night.Will be using the earplugs Dave suggests on his packing list. Could be a long night.Tomorrow is planned as a short day, maybe we'll find time for a nap.
Good night all.