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Thursday, May 22, 1997
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake, Virginia:
Latitude: 36° 47' 0" North
Longitude: 76° 25' 20" West
Altitude: 153 feet
From Seattle: 2481 miles
Lodging: Hotel - EconoLodge

Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Regions: South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia
Route: US17, SR24, US70, US17, US13
Start: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Stop 1. Atlantic, North Carolina
End:Chesapeake, Virginia
Road Miles:499 miles
Linear:319 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 42
Miles Driven:8864
Linear Dist: 51027
Countries Visited: 1
Regions Visited: 16
More stats...
Hotels: 14
Friends / Family: 14
Camping: 9
Hostels: 5
Beers: 126

Journal Entry:
The day started out nice. I had all the time in the world so I decided to stick to the rural coastal highways, and take a ferry. Today I learned that not all ferries run like the Washington State ferries do (every 45 minutes, each boat holds 100's of cars). Some ferries only hold one or two cars, and only run a couple of times a day. The ferry I was planning on taking across Raleigh Bay to Portsmouth Island was one of these. The next sailing wasn't until 7am tomorrow, furthermore because of the 3 day weekend all the space had been reserved months ago. Also it would cost $85. So I backtrack about 100 miles (35 mph speed limit mostly) and try the bigger freeways. Now I'm tired, all I want to do is get out of NC and find a campground or a cheap hotel. Four hours later, any hotel will work, five hours later I'm here. It's time to go to sleep.

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