Day 21. Tellico Plains, Tennessee.The shadow of the moon arrived today! We walked into town the mile to see what was going on. The place was packed with eclipse watchers and things that had been set up for the event. We spent $5 and sent a postcard back home with the one off "eclipse" stamp from Telico Plains that the post office had laid on. Because the standard postcard didn't have enough money on it the local lady on the stand used two of her own stamps to top...
Motorcycling in the shadow of the moon
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Day 20. Tellico Plains, Tennessee.Our route today took in some of the 'best' motorcycling roads in the US - Moonshiner28, the infamous 'Tail of the Dragon' (316 curves in 11 miles), and the Cherohala Skyway. We'd heard that the 'Dragon' can get very busy so decided to set off early. At 8 o'clock we were ready to go. Unfortunately, the Great Smoky Mountains were living up to their name, and as we headed up Moonshiner28 the hills were covered in a thick mist. We...