Day 24 – Clarksdale to Kosciusko

Our 24th day takes us further across Mississippi to the town of Kosciusko, a distance of approx 144 miles – another long day. Unfortunately however the previous evening it had clouded over and the heavens opened quite spectacularly. By morning we awoke to a wet day with heavy rain.

A very wet start to day 24

A very wet start to day 24

So far on this trip we have been lucky for three weeks and have not seen a drop of rain – but how it changed today. It rained on and off all day long and at times it was monsoonal. I have certainly never seen rain like it. Of course a day like this could not pass without a little drama and my third puncture (or visitation from the P***cture fairy) occurred during one of the heaviest downpours – if I wanted to practise for this one, I could not have got wetter if I had stood in a shower!! Due to the intensity of the rain, I took very few photos today. The one below however just begged for me to risk getting the camera wet.

At least we know who to blame!!

At least we know who to blame!!

The red line gets ever closer to its goal!

The red line gets ever closer to its goal!

Stats for the day:-

Distance:144 miles

Climbing: 2000ft

Temps: Mid 70’s, torrential rain, 100% humidity!  (Horrible!)

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