After the strong winds of the weekend I got some relief from the wind as I made my way through much of Melbourne. The busy workweek beginning and the city sidewalks helped give me space to make up some miles. All day I talked to maybe three dozen people. Busy cities are like that. When I spent the day in New York City though a million people took my picture only a few actually stopped to talk. Some cities are like that. When the day was coming to a close I got some help from a guy who went ahead of me to ask for sanctuary at the fire station on the road that parallels US1 one mile inlan
d so I was safe for the night. It turned out the man who had offered a ride the night before works just one stoplight up the same road and was available to get me after he left work so though I didn't speak to a great number of people I was graced with the support I needed for the day.
The highway bay the intracoastal is about to loose it's sidewalk and get more desolate for many miles until the next town so I am going to take the advice of the GPS - good people -and stay inland for some distance northward. The miles added I will make up by having sidewalk. And the barrier from the wind off the water.
The forecast is for heavy winds and bad weather today and Wednesday. As I write this in the wee hours on Tuesday the wind is picking up and slapping the rope and flag on the flagpole outside the Fire station. I will have another challenging day before the heavy rains roll in this evening, if the predictions hold true.
I will put down the Blackberry now and go back to sleep for awhile. Maybe that disturbing dream that awakened me will have cleared from the dreamy slate. A firehouse with no water- boo- scary.