New Jersey

The ridge cut through
by the Delaware Water Gap

The Delaware in the Gap

Day 100: Tuesday, October 12
Today was a down day: down on Rte. 80 to Mount Pocono and down 611 to the Delaware Water where the Delaware River cuts through the Kittatinny Mountain. With occasional small up-hills. Another beautiful fall day: cool, especially in the morning, but clear. We are now camped on the banks (literally) of the Delaware River near Ramseyburg in our home state and final destination, New Jersey. 46.6 miles.

The Delaware River
through our tent window
at our last campsite

Day 101: Wednesday, October 13
Our final day "loaded", almost entirely on the Delaware River: first on narrow winding roads, then on a rails-to-trails paths to Stockton. We were greeted in Sergeantsville by Mum, Dad, Lucy (bearing grapes for the returning heros), and various cats. Terrific to be home, and looking forward to one last day to the Atlantic… again. 58.4 miles.

Coming home

With the welcoming committee
(Lucy greets the "returning heros" with grapes)

Day 102: Thursday, October 14

Our really final day: WE DID IT!

With blustery winds but bikes unloaded (we left our gear in Sergeantsville), we crossed the most densely populated state in the nation to the Atlantic Ocean at Sea Bright, New Jersey. Mum and Dad met us at the shore and after a photo shoot on the beach in sight of New York City, we drove (!) back home. Thanks to all our supporters across the world and especially to Liz whom we have missed in these last states. Today's earnings: 62.7

Total trip distance: 4894 miles.

11/18/99