I seriously considered stopping for the day at Monticello. I was exhausted from the hills and humidity. But it has only been 28 miles. I pressed on, since the town of Greenview was supposed to have lodging.
On the way, I crossed some rivers, and noticed large, long fishes (maybe 2 feet) hovering in the reeds. If it was Hawaii, I would have said they were kaku (barracuda). I threw some of my chicken gizzards in, and they attacked them.
Okay, nothing to do but go on another 14 miles to Madison. More rolling hills, more rain, dim light. At Madison, the man at the convenience store confirmed that there were no motels in town, but said to check at the jail for where shelter was. At the jail, through bulletproof glass, the officer told me that indeed, there were no motels, except way down Hwy 53, near Hwy 10.
More riding through the rain, over hills, now racing sunset. It was 7:45 when I finally reached the motels.
I couldn’t make the wi-fi work, but was able to connect to the Super 8’s wi-fi from next door. Both motels are owned by Wyndham. I was later able to do “repair” on the connection, and get into the Day’s Inn network. Why is it that only the “nicer” motels have this trouble?
I wanted to book a plane flight back tonight, but it’s getting too late. I’m thinking I should take shorter days, and maybe follow the ACA route, rather than race over Hwy 90 to Jacksonville.
Miles today: 67.5