COLA | Day 36 Toll Booth, Mobile Bay | EPIC Cross Country

Day Thirty Six – 2021 Epic Cross Country Southern Tier Bike Tour

Day Thirty Six | April 4, 2021

Wiggins, MS to Gulf Shores, AL

We had another short day today, with 65 miles on the bike and 4.5 miles on the ferry. It was yet another day where we had to battle the wind in our faces. Seems like the pattern each day is for the wind to pick up in the afternoon, and it’s always right at us.

There was lots of excitement today with a long ride over the bridge on to Dauphin Island. We experienced one of the steepest hills we’ve climbed in days.

There was a ferry needed today to get across the opening of Mobile Bay. We had a little time to kill to catch the 12:30 ferry, but then, what a nice ride! Note the oil rigs in the bay and just off shore. Then, we enjoyed a pleasant and beautiful bike path on Gulf Shores.

When we opened our suitcases at the hotel, we found that the Easter Bunny had paid us a visit! What a nice surprise.

Dennis and Tom have been great. Dennis anticipates our every need and provides little perks like this along the way. He’s up before us in the morning and after us at night, buying groceries, snacks and drinks, fixing bikes, pumping up tires and planning for our next day.

Dinner and cocktails tonight at Acme Seafood and Oyster Company was great. We have a day off tomorrow.

COLA | Day 36 - Oil Rig | 2021 Epic Cross Country Bike Tour
COLA | Day 36 - Bike Path | Epic Cross Country Bike Tour
COLA | Day 36 - Dauphin Island Bridge
COLA | Day 36 - Houses | EPIC Cross Country Bike Tour
COLA | Day 36 | EPIC Cross Country Southern Tier Bike Tour
COLA | Day 36 - Easter Surprise | Epic Cross Country Bike Tour
COLA | Day 36 - GPS Screenshot | Epic Cross Country Bike Tour

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