Fantastic day! After threatening it for nearly a month, I finally got a whole century done- fine weather, flat land, and a need to atone for a day spent inside a WalMart all helped make it possible. Despite the excellent outcome, the day certainly had its ups and downs. It started out weird- onContinue reading “Day 25: Kentucky, or, 💯‼️”
Gray day this morning, quickly becoming a gray and rainy day. I wish that rain didn’t mean no riding- but trying to stay on the road while cars blast by and spray me doesn’t seem like a good way to stay safe. While the rain is on, anyways, there’s no sense in setting out- everythingContinue reading “Day 24: Kentucky”
Starting today about 30 miles south of the Virginia/Kentucky border, I was alarmed- nay, surprised- to find frost on many cloth surfaces this morning.
Appalachia is hard to write about. It is both very beautiful and very saddening, and I don’t entirely understand it.
Damascus is nestled, as most towns in Appalachia are, in between a number of hills (or mountains, as we’d call them anywhere else).
With high latitudes come high expectations.
Second destination of the grand tour: Copenhagen, Denmark. Unsurprisingly foggy, Copenhagen felt very comfortable and also very familiar, almost like Cape Cod in April. That is, if Cape Cod had ornate buildings with onion domed roofs, towering spires decorated like sea monsters, and centuries old castles.
After literally decades of putting it off, I was finally convinced to make a trip to Europe. Here’s what I saw in Paris: lots of low angle light, old buildings, and cooler, calmer colors.