Total birding

Today was a birding day – an excellent birding day. Yesterday evening I drove through the north Ohio landscape looking for a cheap motel.  I travelled parallel with Interstate 75 on smaller roads including Route 66 (though not that one) for a while.  It was like travelling through The Fens – the roads dead straight…

Homage to the Passenger Pigeon

I did a strange thing in a zoo today. My days are beginning to fall into a certain order.  Wake at 5am after a good night’s sleep and without an alarm, check emails (‘cos Europe is already up), shower, move stuff into the car and then hit the road. And so I headed North from…

Bye bye y’all

I’ve not been in the Deep South at all this trip, but I have been in the South until I crossed into Kentucky today.  And it really is South too.  If you head due East from Washington DC you hit Spain; and Charleston, the furthest South I will go on this trip, is on the…

I got a bear!

And bears trump everything else – except wolves. But it’s been a great day even without the bear (and there was a bear!). I was back on Route 178 heading northwest at 0640 – which made me feel good.  178 and I had spent some good time together yesterday evening and now I left Batesburg/Leesville…

Americans having sex – what a laugh!

Today was an easy day – mooched around the area of Bull’s Island near Charleston, South Carolina and Charleston itself. Charleston has lots of ‘old’ buildings – but it is a very pretty place.  You have to cross a very impressive modern bridge to get to it and then it’s quaint and southern and nice. …