Archive for May, 2010
Up for a bike ride? How about a really long bike ride?
If so, you might want to check out circumnavigating the Chesapeake Bay, like this group of cyclists did recently. The trip, as outlined in this pilotonline.com article, took them to 13 lighthouses, four ferry boats, across two bridges that didn’t allow cyclists, on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and in many a small town. Crab cakes were a common fuel (yum!).
The group made a “clockwise circle around the bay, traveling west and north initially, through Surry and Jamestown and Gloucester, before reaching Maryland. They crossed the Bay Bridge and headed south down the Eastern Shore, stopping at their lone hotel in St. Michaels before camping on the beaches of Assateague and Chincoteague. They ended the trek at Cape Henry and the Fort Story Lighthouse in Virginia Beach.
A recent kite flight on Clearwater Beach in Florida wasn’t what it seemed.
It may have looked like a group of college kids having fun. And perhaps it was.
Says a streetcorner.com.au article:
A step free path way would open up the path way to the elderly, disabled and to prams giving access to one of Sydney’s most spectacular coastal walks but many are already questioning whether any more concrete should be laid on the walkway and whether the natural beauty of the walk is in danger of being destroyed by making it, as one local described it, a ‘human motorway.’”
Anyone who sees oil or tar balls washing up on the beaches there should report the location by calling the state hot line at 866-448-5816.
Now anxious travelers — at least to the Gulf Coast — have something else to check on besides whether their reservation went through.