#SD2KW, Day 55, Alachua to Palatka, 80 Miles | All Good Things

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Our last full day on the Southern Tier Bike Route treated us to miles and miles of stunning bike trails. However first, there were donuts to enjoy. We waited until it got light at the breakfast bar in Dunkin’ and watched the spring breakers roll in, eager to start their vacation. That brought back so many great memories for us.

Today WAS all about the bike trails though, both the Gainesville to Hawthorn Trail and the Palatka Lake Butler State Trail. Soooo nice!

We even met a bike riding Macaw named Up Up.

But all good things must come to an end, apple fritters, bike trails and for us, the Southern Tier route which we will finish tomorrow with an easy cruise into St. Augustine. That’s the plan anyway and we know anything could happen as it often does when bike traveling.

When we reach the Atlantic Ocean tomorrow on St. Augustine Beach we adjust our sails from heading east and begin heading south. The journey continues!

We are giving so much thanks for the people, places and time together we have shared so far.

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12 thoughts on “#SD2KW, Day 55, Alachua to Palatka, 80 Miles | All Good Things”

  1. So happy for your successful journey! Now the fun begins…although I am partial to the west side of Florida! Safe pedaling , eat lots of seafood and yes I tried quowordle yesterday. Got 3 of 4 !!! Rock on and watch out fer critters…The 2 and 4 legged ones!

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  2. Wow, you’re making great progress. I’m thinking that we could meet around Fort Pierce, Stuart or Jupiter. Not sure if you can predict when you’ll be there. A 3 hour drive across the state, if there’s no wind…kidding! 🙂

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    1. Lol! You had me at three hour wind. Nope! Weather peeps are predicting storms for two days so not sure how we are going to get through that and how long it will take. Should move out by Tuesday and we will have a better idea. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️🇮🇪💚


  3. Thanks for sharing!!
    There is a lighthouse museum in St. Augustine and a ships bell is just outside the front door- it’s dedicated to my brother and 3 other Coast Guardsmen who died – Dr. Augustine was their base.

    There is also a park across from Flagler College- in the park there is a podium looking thing. Same dedication. <3.

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    1. Oh Lisa I had no idea and am grateful to your brother for his service in the Coast Guard. I know exactly the lighthouse you are talking about. We rode right by it on the way to St. Augustine Beach where we are camping. We cycle past Flagler tomorrow and will look for the podium. When we return I would like to hear more about your brother. 💙


  4. Early congrats on the Southern Tier. Can’t wait for more great news heading south. Love the picture of the riding bird. Never seen that one before.

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