The dog is a pain to photograph, but the point is that I can put her in the pannier when I cycle over the bridge to Salem to get delicious bread at A & J King bakery. Nick and I also biked all the way to Gloucester last week – I took not one photo, unfortunately, because it was a beautiful trek up the coast. Bike touring is quite different from reading about bike touring. There were highs and lows, but I can’t stop thinking about getting back on the bike for a long ride. Secret: I ordered Cycling Italy and have been plotting routes in Tuscany for next spring….