Day 19 / Carolina Beach,NC to Top Sail Island, NC

Tropical Storm Ana brought drenching rains and fierce winds today, creating headwinds of 30-35 mph and gusts of 40-50 mph. This was too much for me and I spent the day in the van. Many members of the group did the ride, all 54 miles in this weather. They are fearless and great cyclists.

We had our third rest day on Top Sail Island. We stayed at a hotel by the beach. It would have been a a great place for a rest day, absent a tropical storm.

Powerful surf due to tropical storm

Powerful surf due to tropical storm