I kept expecting to wake up to rain, but we got lucky…mostly. No rain while I was packing up my tent, but Doug’s got a little bit. No rain for our last breakfast. We were packed and ready for the last 30 miles by 7:40. We also had bits of off and on sprinkles throughout the day, but it was really warm.
As soon as we got back to the Capital Trail, we noticed a whole bunch of bikes. Fortunately, they were on the road, and not the trail. It was the Kinetics Sprint Triathlon.
This must be a come as you are type of triathlon. We saw all kinds of bikes from full-on tri bikes to hardtails and hybrids. There were also several riders pulling trailers with disabled riders. The racers turned at the Jamestowne Settlement, and we continued around on the trail…until we met them on the running part.
It was a whole bunch of “On your left” to get through. It was actually pretty easy.
They finished at the Settlement. It was pretty crazy busy there, so we didn’t go through it. Instead, we got on to the Colonial Parkway to Williamsburg.
The Colonial Parkway is aggregate concrete. Kind of noisy to ride on, but not many cars.
Still out in the country.
We rolled into Colonial Williamsburg at about 10:00. I had scoped out a bakery/cafe just off the route.
Aromas. I had blueberry French toast. It was delicious! “CW” (as the locals refer to Colonial Williamsburg) has a thing called “Second Sunday”. On the second Sunday of each month they close some of the streets, and vendors come in and seek a variety of things.
It started at 11:00, so most were still setting up.
After our second breakfast (on Second Sunday), we rode through part of CW.
The Palace (on Palace Green)
Period costumes and everything.
We just did the “Drive-by”, because…well…we had Yorktown on our minds!
We were back on the Parkway the rest of the way to Yorktown.
13 to go!!!
As we rolled into Yorktown through the Yorktown Battlefield National Park, we decided to go to the Visitor Center first. We did a stroll around there because Doug’s National Park Pass got us in for free. I picked up the final postcards.
We went back to the route. I was thinking we had a more to go, but really, we just came around the corner, and there was the monument! Oh yeah!!! We did it!!!
The end!!! September 11th, 2022 at 12:09pm.
Then, we did the all important dipping the front wheel in…okay…yes, I know…it’s not the ocean. But, it is the bay, and it is saltwater!
And it’s a sand beach!
Just down the road on the waterfront is our hotel, the Yorktown Beach Hotel. I will stay here two nights, Doug’s son will pick him up tomorrow.
After showers, we went for a celebratory lunch at the Yorktown Pub.
Crab cake sammie! Yum!
Now I have the task of packing Tilmann into his case…
T-minus 0 days!!!