Eating a watermelon

Night Promenade With Puncture

Yesterday night respectable citizens of Palm Beach Shira and Jon took a promenade to Downtown. Under the empty bridge, surrounded by construction fence, they were catch up by a stranger, walking her bike.

They tried to cross a street at the last moment of a green signal, to escape the stranger, I believe, but the stranger did the same. For this stranger it won’t be a problem if it was red, because this stranger was me. At 9PM, in Palm Beach,I’d got the second puncture since the last morning and since I’d started my ride at all.

Photo: West Palm Beach, stayong in hammock
So I did managed to ask them, how could I get to the marina (the only place, when I could feel safe at night) through all these construction/reconstruction. This question was a reason I caught them, the only pedestrians at this time at this place. Long story short, I had a nice sleep under palms at their place.

Photo: West Palm Beach, stayong in hammock
Next morning they brought me to a bicycle shop, the fourth fixing place in the last two days. Thanks Daniel, Christopher, Shira, Jon,

Photo: Lift


Photo: Fixing a puncture

Beyond Bikes, Bike America, that I’m still my way to Key West.

Hold on a sec… When I asked folks, where their famous pythons are, they told no worries, they are at Everglades. Where the alligators, not eaten by pythons yet, cross the road? At the Everglades. Where is Everglades? Exactly where I am going to cycle today before reaching Keys. Hopefully without stopping overnight…


Lena Faber used to work as a journalist at a mainstream Russian newspaper, wrote books for a major publishing house, and directed her original concept on TV. In 2009, she moved to South Africa, taught at the university, took up running, and earned a silver medal at the World Masters Athletic Championship in California and, in the meantime, won an international photo contest with following up solo exhibition. In 2014 she "shut the door" and gone hiking the Appalachian Trail, cycling from Chicago to LA (US Route 66), from Maine to Florida, from London to Orkney, etc. Now in MidCoast, Maine.