David Johnson's Travel Blog
Bicycle Trip 1999
Okefenokee 2002
Anza-Borrego 2003
Texas 2003
Road Trip West 2003
Sequoia National Park 2004
Hiking Florida 2005
Nomadic 2005
Bicycle Trip 2009
02/08  Sumpter National Forest
02/09  Newberry, South Carolina, Sir
02/10  Brute force; then optimize
02/11  Ninety Six
02/12  Aiken, SC
02/13  Through Columbia, South Carolina
02/14  It's not so much the cold but the gosh dern humidity
02/15  Whooeee yaa ha ha ha ha c'mon gul
02/16  Isle of Palms
02/16  Whooeee yaa ha ha ha ha c'mon gul
02/17  Another day at the office
02/17  Isle of Palms
02/18  Another day at the office
02/18  Gear, part 1
02/20  Cold day colder night
02/21  Truly in "The South"
02/22  Rain, wind and hills
02/23  Gear, part 2
02/25  I lost my pants
02/27  Eighty-mile week
02/28  Montezuma
03/01  Snow day
03/02  Calico cats and pumpkins
03/03  Ashburn
03/04  Mosquitoes!
03/05  So what's up with those shoes?
03/06  Would you like rotten bacon with that?
03/07  Claim your lane
03/09  I talk a lot
03/10  Ocala National Forest
03/13  Trespassing Again
03/14  Burned
03/16  urban jungle
03/17  Withdrawal
03/19  Ping, clack, tink be gone
03/20  Everglades National Park
03/21  I walked this?
03/22  "Just like a plane."
03/23  Technical difficulties
03/26  Nothing is simple
03/27  Oranges for miles and miles
03/28  First Century
03/29  Withlacoochee I barely knew you
03/30  Cedar Key
03/31  Feral Cat Capitol
04/04  Cramping my style
04/08  Still in Cedar Key
04/10  Going again
04/11  Stop poking me
04/12  Back roads rule
04/15  What time is it?
04/16  Another day in AlaBAMa
04/17  All you guys look the same to me
04/18  (pictures)
04/19  Feedback
04/22  Wanna see our shrimp?
04/23  What goes down must go up
04/24  One of these customers is not like the others
04/25  Have a safe ride
04/26  Broad shoulders
04/29  Observe that the tower is closed
05/02  Rain rain don't bother going away now
05/03  Water water everywhere and I'm not even thirsty
05/04  Training
05/05  Life aboard the Texas Eagle
05/06  But it's a dry heat
05/14  The end is nigh
05/15  Six mile walk
05/16  Home on the farm
Bicycle Trip 2010
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Little Bicycle Trip 2011
Wisconsin Bicycle Trip 2011
Bicycle Trip 2011
Nomadic 2011
Kayak Trip 2012
Nomadic 2012
Liverworks Productions
Nomadic 2013
Liverworks Productions
Texas Pig Hunting
Bicycle Trip 2014
Bicycle Trip 2015
Biking West 2015
Chickens and Pheasants 2016
Biking About 2016
New Zealand 2016
Kayak Trip 2017

Trespassing Again

2009-03-13

The first part of my day saw many orange groves. In sharp contrast to the many leafless pecan trees of Georgia, these orange trees were green, and in some case very orange as well.

As I was biking along I thought, huh a biplane--you don't see those every day. Turns out I didn't see one today, either, as it was a remote-controlled model. But it was a very big model.

Soon I was beyond the oranges and into the ranches. This might as well be Texas with all the cows and trucks and big hats. I was able to see this aspect of Florida while pushing down a long, desolate and dry road. It wasn't long before I was out of water (and sulfur water was never tasting so good). After a bit I found a house and begged some hose water. I was also warned that the system had been recently bleached. It was neigh undrinkable until I added a little sports drink powder. Nothing like lemon-flavored bleached sulfur hose water to quench the thirst.

The locals also seem to take great delight in running over pigs. Road kill wild pig is about the ugliest thing you will ever see.

I met two other cyclists who I can only assume were on big loops from Orlando or one of the coast cities. They were equipped for speed and quickly left me behind.

Eventually I found myself a place to camp--in a dry swamp in a cow pasture past a very official no trespassing sign near yet another noisy highway. In deference to the wild pigs I kept scaring (I only saw two but they've been making noise all evening) I hung my food up in a palm tree and fastened my hammock a little higher than usual. At least I know there are no bears here, as I was told that bears love themselves some pig. And having already seen the pigs, I shouldn't get so shook up when I hear things go crunch in the night.

long road


it's what's for dinner


cyprus and palms

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