After a rest day in Mobile, I was ready to go again. I hadn?t done much exploring, but was successful at knocking a few things off my to-do list which is always good. Crossing Mobile Bay is done either by going under a tunnel or taking a decent diversion north to cross a bridge and then back south again. Neither Dustin nor I felt confident in me going under the tunnel and so he offered to give me a ride over. With my non-purist stance on touring I accepted and so we packed his truck up and
Having got less than 5 hours sleep on my last night in New Orleans, I was happy to get a full night. After a cup of PG Tips with breakfast, John asked me to explain Couchsurfing to him. When I?d done so, he was sold on the idea and has now signed up. While I can?t really host people during my trip, I can do my bit if people sign up and do so after meeting me. It?s also great, because I think John will really get a lot out of being a member
I had originally been thinking of staying in New Orleans for Christmas & New Year, but was eager to get back on my bike and with Diana & Martina leaving to go to Miami it made sense. I still knew people in town, but I’d seen the key parts of town.
US-90 and I-10 head east out of New Orleans and thankfully the vast majority of traffic takes I-10. It meant that after navigating some very impressively potholed roads I was out of the city limits on quiet roads. I was making fair progress
A tornado watch had meant that my stay with Juanita & Chris in Pecan Island was extended to two nights, but Juanita made sure I would get to New Orleans for Christmas. Even though she had left the house at 1:30 am and not got back until around 1 pm for a ride to Houston to pick up a couple of stranded previous guests, she had no problem driving me to my next host in Norco. Juanita is a simply amazing person.
In Norco, I stayed with Judith and her room-mate Ellis. She?s from Alabama