This is the last set of photographs from our round-the-world bike trip and they are some of my favourites from one of the most memorable legs of the journey: the American Deep South.
Texas was our third biggest “country” with more remote stretches than anywhere else in the world that we cycled through.
It’s not just a stereotype. Guns are absolutely a part of life in the deep south.
Churches in America – like mosques in Turkey/Iran and temples in Thailand/Malaysia – routinely showed the most wonderful generosity to us.
Despite many warnings and the occasional fitful night’s sleep, we never actually saw a bear.
We did see some jazz though in the crazy, party town of New Orleans.
‘Drive Thru Bethlehem’. The entire country is built for cars.
We only ever passed one Confederate flag on someone’s house. This graveyard was attached to a Baptish church where local boy ‘Flash’ – with an accent indistinguishable from Forrest Gump – set us up for the night.
$5 for a large pizza. What’s not to like?
Cutting out the middle man. (Warning: Peanut Butter may snap your spork).
Sunset on Dauphin Island…
…where we spent a chilly night.
Our last day on the road saw us cross the 13,000 mile mark (~20,000km).
And, at Daytona Beach, Florida, after 16 months on the road, we found ourselves back at the Atlantic Ocean.
See the rest of our photos from the Deep South and beyond on Flickr here.
Read more about the trip here.
Get a copy of my ebook How To Cycle Around The World here.