INTO THE FURNACE
We were up before dawn today and on the road for sunrise. A quick getaway was aided by our own personal toilet block – a great bonus feature of our favourite camp site so far.
Todays ride was a mad dash to Merida before midday, when the temperature gets unbearable. It was a short day at around 50 miles, over easy terrain, but progress was stalled by another two broken spokes on my rear wheel. We reached Merida by 11, and managed to get my wheel mended … again. As an added measure we found a post office, and I sent all my winter clothes and obsolete maps home so hopefully, 6kg lighter, I should make it to the finish.
The rest of the day was spent by the pool, and in the campsite bar trying to keep cool. As I write this (at 21.30 it’s still 25 degrees so I’m out under the stars again, that having been a prudent measure last night.