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Rivulets

January 15th, 2012

I didn’t like Mamou. Rundown. Shops closing up early. Heavy steel grills. Gas station that’d lost it liquor licence. Earlier Oberlin similar. Boarded up businesses. Closed cafes. Family Dollar outlet. Others ninety-nine cents.

Louisiana as dull as it had been flat. But not entirely uneventful. Tire blow-out on the opposite side of the highway scattering debris in my path. Sudden disappearance into woods, furiously rummaging in the panniers for a toilet roll. Sympathetic to the final moments of John Hurt’s character in Alien.

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Early days in Louisiana

January 15th, 2012

Eighty or so miles into Louisiana, Ken reflects on his first impressions of the State, wondering if he’s been too harsh? Probably not.

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Oberlin

January 15th, 2012

Ken makes a brief stop in Oberlin. And it’s not pretty. Just enough time for a sip of coffee…

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