After Indiana comes Kentucky, reached by crossing the Orsum Ohio1 into Louisville. The Ohio here looks to be rather more Orsum than the Mississippi in St. Louis is Mighty. Plus it has some excellent bridges, and nowhere to stop and photograph the wretched things. First new state since ages ago, although Kentucky is not technically a state, but rather a Commonwealth, which is Quite Interesting. In fact, that's where I heard it first.
|Kentucky, and for once it had stopped raining|
More rain, and more on than off, across Kentucky. It looks rather like the bit of Pennsylvania I crossed what seems like half a lifetime ago. The rain does not put off the sports teams of Kentucky Christian University, no, they are standing in a downpour kicking footballs around2.
Just when you thought northern Kentucky was one of those places no-one could possibly fuck up, you come round a corner and down the hill towards the West Virginia state line. And there on the right is a sodding great oil refinery, with nary a tree to screen its loathsomeness from the passing Motor-ist. I'd had Kentucky pegged as fields full of blue grass and horses, but the grass was either green or brown, and the only horses were the hideous models of Seabiscuit on sale in the Visitor Centre near Louisville. Seabiscuit? Arsebiscuit, more like...
|West Virginia, and for once it had stopped raining|
|Dunbar Bridge over the Kanawha River, Dunbar, WV|
New states (or Commonwealths) visited: Kentucky, West Virginia
- Note for Americans, and other alien life forms: the game is called "football", because the players control the ball with their feet. And they don't wear crash helmets3.
- Except Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, obv