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Day 1755, Charleston – Pawleys Island: The Beaches of South Carolina

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Aug - 25 - 2015

Distance: 131.5 km
Ride time: 6:19:10
Average: 20.8 km/h
Max speed: 45.4 km/h
Total: 39328 km

What a nice stay it had been with Tom and Lauren in their beautiful Charleston home. In the morning Tom even jumped on his bike and showed me the best way to get through downtown to the impressive Cooper River Bridge. The bridge has a bike path and some impressive views on top.

After saying goodbye to Tom I was making my way up towards Pawleys Island. It was one of these days where the kilometers went by fast – maybe because I had downloaded a number of new episodes of my favourite pod casts (mostly Danish comedy) that I enjoy listening to.

My route continues to be completely flat. On the profile map that my Garmin GPS creates you can easily see the three bridges that I crossed today – the rest of the day I was cycling at 0 m of altitude. Even the wind continues to come from mostly the south, so this is indeed easy cruising.

In Pawleys Island I was meeting Dennis K2SX, his wife Betty, and the beautiful golden retriever Daisy. Dennis had generously invited me to stay in his beautiful house for the night. Before going out to eat at a nice restaurant we drove down for a walk on the beach. The beaches of South Carolina are truly beautiful.

In a couple of weeks Dennis and Betty will be visiting Copenhagen on a cruise around Scandinavia and the Baltic. I wish I was there to return the wonderful welcome I got at Pawleys Island, but oh well, it’s difficult to be two places at once.

Categories: USA
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One Response so far.

  1. They’d only just started building the bridge, when I was there in early 2002. What a cracking view from it. I love the photo of the USS Yorktown. I’m not really into touristy things. However, I love WWII history. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the time to visit it. 🙂