This delicious day began with a stunning sunrise in Calabash NC.
Though we were all together at the crossing into South Carolina (photo below), a short distance later, the girls happened to split off into a girls posse. Jenn set a gentle pace for us that we could all keep. When the pace is right, you don’t think about cycling — your legs just go and you drink in the sights and the company. We were also in perfect accord about stopping for photos.
I was promised a breakfast stop in Myrtle Beach. I know the kinds of places I like to eat and the list does NOT include Waffle House. Our girl posse passed dozens of possible places to eat, then happened upon Pier House Restaurant in Myrtle Beach. Instantly, every one of us knew that was where we would have breakfast.
Myrtle Beach’s waves enchanted us from the pier.
A good segment of this ride went through Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge where we saw a great white heron, a great blue heron, and a snowy egret (identified by Jenn).
We exited the park area to find Mike-san, our SAG driver, across the street. He graciously took our picture.
The final segment of the day into Georgetown SC was an 11-mile stretch of Highway 17 with fast traffic and no shoulder. Jenn protected our posse by staying at the back and waving traffic around us. Nevertheless, at about the halfway point, we took a break from it.
At our lovely lodging in Georgetown SC, Mike-san took a photo of all six girls in our group. Sara wasn’t in our posse because she and her husband, Steve, create their own posse on a tandem bicycle.
There’s a distinct posse-bility that Jenn and Robin will stick with us longer than they originally planned! Yippee!
Calabash NC to Georgetown SC – state line crossing!
Distance: 63.2 miles
Strava track: https://www.strava.com/activities/1225719115
Relive video: https://www.relive.cc/view/1225719115