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January 27th, 2008 | categorizilation: all categories,USA (LOUISIANA)

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Today’s distance / ???????: 46.5 miles / 74.9km
Average speed / ????: 7.9mph / 12.8km/h
Time on skateboard / ????: 5h 51m
Total skateboarding distance to date / ????????????: 2033mi (plus 266mi) / 3272km (plus 430km)
Ascent / ??: n/a
Descent / ??: n/a
End-of-day GPS coordinates: N30.41.13.6, W091.43.56.3

Joel, a long time 14degrees Blog reader and ex-coworker from Japan just posted a comment saying that my journal inspires. I am glad that someone is. I certainly wasn’t today. A massive 30 mile detour to get around the US190 bridge that crosses the Atchafalaya Basin was the name of the game today. I felt uninspired and tired for the whole day. Ugh.

The Morganza Spillway was nice enough.

Morganza spillway, Morganza, Louisiana, USA

And I got up to 2,000 miles on my GPS unit.

2,000 miles on the GPS near Morganza, Louisiana, USA

As you can see from the data at the beginning of this journal entry, there is actually another 200-odd miles that are not on the GPS unit. These are miles that were not recorded due to me not having a GPS unit right at the beginning of the skateboard leg of the journey in Switzerland. There are also some miles not recorded due to batteries running out.

Being Sunday, I had to camp at the ferry landing on the other side of Melville. The ferry doesn’t run on Sundays. Or Saturdays.

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