It's always so different - but a nice change of pace - to ride in the flat terrain of the coastal plain, which is such a contrast to the constant rolling hills where I live in the piedmont. Farming, particularly of row crops, is a primary industry in Southwest Georgia. Cotton will be ready for harvest soon:
The farms are generally large and require significant capital investment for such equipment as irrigators:
I felt good throughout the ride, largely because I fueled and hydrated well. In addition to the typical fruit, cookies, pb&j sandwiches, etc., the rest stops had a rather unusual offering: pickle juice.
It tasted pretty good, and some people swear by it to help prevent cramps while riding.
Here are a few of the wonderful creatures I got to see: