I crossed into the last state, Florida, early in the morning and after Jacksonville cut straight down to the coast, keen to finally have some real coastal riding by the sea. You can see how the geography has influenced the lifestyle here. Rather than the swampy inlets of the Georgia coast there are miles of sandy beaches lined, on this part of the coast, with miles of beachfront homes.
The route took me through St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city, and on down the coast to Flagler's Beach where the evening was spent at Finn's Beachside Pub on the rooftop overlooking the sea, discussing boat building, American television and political correctness.
Apologies for the deterioration in quality of the photos recently, I cracked my phone across the camera lens......