Ted's Big Perimeter Ride 2014---Day 5

Leland, NC to Hardeeville, SC
Date: June 7, 2014 tb leftArrowSmall.jpg rightArrowSmall.jpg home.gif

Stayed up too late last night watching history shows commerating 70th anniversary of D-day. Had a very nice breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express in Leland and got on the road at 10:30am. First stop of the day was at Sunset Beach (Bird Island), which besides a beach-front community, is also a turtle and bird sanctuary. It is the last coastal island located in NC.

Mostly an easy ride today, never any traffic. I am (mostly) staying on state roads and avoiding the Interstate as much as possible. This makes for a more relaxed pace and more chance to view the local area.

I did have another malfunction - I got a new bluetooth headset and installed it into my helmet. Worked fine the first two days, but now the indicator light identifies a 'battery failure condition'. I quess I will have to return it when I get back home. Good news is that I could not hear it (at all) with my ear plugs in.

Well, here it is late again 1:01 AM and I need to pack it in. Good night all!

Riding time: 9 hours 12 minutes

Actual distance:
    Today = 280 miles,
    Total   = 1,014 miles
Average Miles/Gallon for trip: 38.1
Average Price/Gallon for day:  $3.92 (Premium Grade)

Gas Used to Date:  $93.86

11:50 AM - View from the new bridge over to Sunset Beach

12:08 PM - Southern-most march view
12:23 PM - Northern-most view toward Bird Island
accessable only by foot
1:11 PM - Entering SC (note the new ear-plugs I got for free at local Harley Dealler)
./IMG_0336-sm.JPG 1:46 PM - King Kong is reimagined at a new Entertainment Center being constructed somewhere in the Myrtle Beach area. It is really quite large and will possibly be a big tourist/vacationeers attraction.
2:36 PM - This is supposedly one of the top 10 gardens in the US. Given the time of day, I didn't think I could do it justice...moving on.
All the trees were FULL of Spanish Moss

6:24 PM - While getting gas in Jacksonboro, SC.

On any trip across America, one should always find a Flo's Diner.


6:57 PM - A shot from my iPhone handlebar mount. Notice the rain. I looked at the weather/sky at about 5:30 and it did not look promising, so I donned the rain gear again and was glad I did. This rain thing is becomming a real pain.

Anyway, at 7:45 PM I saw a Motel-6 billboard advertising rooms at $34. This was too good to pass up as it was still raining on me.

Nothing much at all here in Hardeeville. Walked 0.3 miles to a Waffle House for some dinner. The rain was reduced to a sprinkle.

I was able to get my bike under the eves in front of the room, so it should be dry in the AM.

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