We have completed Central VA, all 227 miles! It took us 12 days.
We did stop in a few towns, mainly to resupply, shower & get a good meal, but we haven’t really taken any significant “neros.” We also stayed in the famous Woodshole Hostel, which our book describes as a little piece of heaven. It was definitely divine and much needed!
There was, of course, the surprise of the Asian Giant Hornet. My eye socket, thankfully, has returned back to normal size. It only took 5 days. Oh, and don’t be deceived by the size of the hornet in the picture below … The one that bit me was 3 times as large!
We’ve come across random dogs with tracking devices attached to their collars. We have come to find out they are hunting dogs. This information would have been helpful BEFORE I called the owner of one of the dogs to express sympathy for losing his dog and report the location.
While we’ve had really good weather in central VA, it has gotten very chilly … Brrrr … We had to break out the poof jackets! And Fire Marshall has started making fires again. It was 39 degrees one morning! PS-we slept in that gazebo that is in the picture.
We climbed some big peaks and saw some impressive views.