Florida here we are

Date: 23/08
City: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Kilometres ridden: 0
Cumulative kilometre: 57876
Street: N/A
Weather: Sunny, humid, warm

We found out that a taxi fare to the airport would be very expensive, so we planned to use the public transport to get there. Eventually we used a bus and a train to the airport, which worked like a charm.


We had repacked everything to make sure that we are under the 23Kg limit per bag. We couldn’t find scales in the hotel, so we packed them by guess work and I was still convinced that the big bag was too heavy. So we made sure that we were  at the airport early enough so we could repack our bags if need be.

I was right, we were a couple of Kg over the limit and the lady at the counter couldn’t be convined that the weight of both our pieces of luggage was below 46Kg (two times 23kg). So we repacked at the side of the counter. We took out our boots, and that was enough to get the weight under the limit. We arrived in Detroid and had a couple of hours lay over time. The Delta terminal was so long that they had their own electric train system.

From there we flew to Ft. Lauderdale and when we arrived it was dark and humid. Sigrid called a Shuttle bus from the hotel and an hour later they picked us up.


We arrived in the hotel and tried to organise leaving part of our luggage there when we travel to Key West on the rented motorcycle. The manager was not very helpful. He said something about ‘only for less than 24 hours’ but he couldn’t really explain why. Bummer, that makes things more difficult for us, well we’ll have to sort that out later.

 

Date: 24/08
City: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Kilometres ridden: 0
Cumulative kilometre: 57876
Street: N/A
Weather: Cloudy, rain, sunny, humid

In the morning we had a look at how we could get to Eagle Riders, the company we’d rented the bike from. Turned out that a taxi fare would be close to $100, so we checked out the public transport system. It would take us two hours, and it would be around twelve before we would be there. So I called the guys at Eagle Motors to change the booking to one day later, no problem. We opted to stay for the day and leave tomorrow. The weather was nice and warm, if a bit humid. From the hotel entrance we could see the water tower that said that we are in Hollywood, Florida. I didn’t know that there is a Hollywood in Florida, you see travel educates J

In the hotel there was a nice pool and a hot tub to explore and that’s what we did.

So tomorrow we will use public transport to get to Miami, pick up our rented motorcycle and ride to Key West.

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