...a camera battery flattening day.
I am using an Olympus Tough camera and my iPhone. I have taken most of the photos from the back seat of a moving motorcycle. Photos of people are usually when I am off the bike.
First stop was the Magic City Cycles bike shop for Orlando's first service.
There has been some discussion about Orlando's gender. Apparently all motorcycles are female - as far as men are concerned. So for Dick she is Orlanda.
We arrived at the Cycle service place at 7.45am for an early start; and in time to see a caste of men do the motorcycle ballet...
...a carefully choreographed dance as they placed bikes out on the display area.
Thomas gave Dick some special tips on the route through to the Smokey Mountains.
Bob was an early bird,too, looking at bikes. He had a yellow GS, just like Mella.
What a super helpful group at Magic City Cycles in Greenville.
They had us on the road again in no time.
Heading west involved riding back through the centre of town.
It looks so smart. Lots of trees....
We leave Greenville and Easley and ride into the hills.
Come for the ride...
I was holding the camera straight - the bike was thoroughly enjoying all the curves.
It is early-summer green, oaks, elms, hickory and the perfume of summer flowers and myrtle.
Into North Carolina.
Lunch stop at Highlands. A cool resort town at 4110feet. A respite from the lowland warm humid air. Lovely things in the shop windows and pretty planter boxes and hanging baskets.
There are many churches in towns and in the countryside. It seems that the largest buildings are usually churches.