Day 23 Port Allen to New Orleans

Left Port Allen on time at 9. My passenger for a half an hour was Stuart Barnes from the UK. He had driven 7 hours from Dallas the day before to spend the evening with us, then he had to drive back to Dallas after the run in the Olds.

The weather was still cool and I had to wear a wind-proof jacket. Where is this weather??? I keep hearing that it is never as cold as this in May.

Travelling on Highway 1 seemed to be a good idea with very little traffic but the usual potholes started to appear and the Olds was battered about. Expecting the rough road to go on for the whole day, I was surprised when the tarmac became smooth.

The mighty Mississippi provided a spectacular sight as we crossed over Sunshine Bridge.

Mike Seiderman had offered to garage the Olds with his collection of cars and he met us on road to lead us, driving his bright red Thunderbird.