After my interview with Channel 3, I hit the road once again and today I was heading to the Avenue of Giants. This is the old highway that runs through the Humboldt Redwoods State Park and is lined with HUGE redwood pines. When I say they are huge, I mean huge. There were so many occasions throughout the day that I was forced to stop and marvel at the sheer scale of the trees. I stood inside trees, ran along fallen trees and could not get enough of the sweet smell they produced. Would thoroughly recommend taking time to visit this part of America.
Today was also the day with the first proper rain of the expedition. It started at about 12pm and did not relent until the next morning. The rain was actually quite refreshing for running but I later discovered that EVERYTHING was going to get wet and covered in mud. This took most of the next day to sort out so I am not going to relive it on the blog. All I can say is that I am praying that rain stays to a minimum – California is currently in a major drought so I think I should be safe for the time being.
Anyway, back to the main subject. When I arrived at the Burlington State Campground I was pleased to find a really friendly group of people. Amongst them were two brothers. These guys have been on the road for about 13 months and have cycled from the UK to Singapore, across Australia and are now making their way down the Americas. The cycling alone is impressive but sharing a tent with your brother for that long must be a real challenge. Charles or Johny – you keen to give it a go!!!
Rob and Andy’s website is http://www.abrothersjourneyaroundtheworld.co.uk and they are raising money for Macmillan – one of my charities. Good luck guys, I hope our paths cross again.