NYC to Florida – Day 3

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Date: 19 April 2011
Woke up in: Warwick Woods, Pennsylvania
Fell asleep in: Dutch Pride Guest House, Manheim, Pennsylvania
Miles ridden: 50
Weather: Rain, rain and more rain

Only two words are needed to describe today: rainy and hilly. The branding on my bicycle claims there’s never a bad time to ride; I’m not sure I’d agree with that…

After a later start than would have been ideal (I tend to find it difficult to get out of a tent when it’s raining outside) we started making our way through (and up, and over, and up again) the pretty woodland and farmland of Berkshire and Lancaster counties. It’s true that the heavy and persistent rain that accompanied our ride did, quite literally, put a dampener on things today. The small window of dry weather we had coincided with the only flat terrain of the day – a very happy 20 minutes!

Still, it’s a very interesting area, full of Mennonite and Amish peoples (if you want to know the difference, like I did, click on this link – http://www.welcome-to-lancaster-county.com/amish-and-mennonites.html ) and if you’re ever in the area, do come and visit: maybe with a car…

We saw a lot of the Amish horse-drawn carts out today; I didn’t take a photo as a)it’s considered rude, and b)I didn’t want my camera to get soaked, but I lifted one off the web as today’s picture of choice.

We’re not camping tonight. Hurrah!

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About silkakt

I'm a map addict. I nip out in my lunch break to go to the National Map Centre, just around the corner from where I work, to feed my habit. My fix normally costs £7.99 and comes in the form of an OS map, although I'm a big fan of Sustrans cycle maps, the Trailblazer walking guides and maps of the world too. And once I've got my new map, I start plotting - routes, adventures and an escape away from the office that I spend too much time in. Maps, quite simply, make the world a better and more exciting place.
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