Saturday 25th May

A really hot windy day today. Both mike and I were struggling. At one point I could only muster up a feeble 2 miles a hour. And then we met this cool old boy, he was in his front garden when we cycled buy. He asked us where we were headed and we told him about our trip. He commented on the heat and wind and offered us to come into his house for a cold drink.

We gratefully excepted and followed him into his kitchen. Over a cold 7up we chatted.

His name was shortly. He was a ex serviceman and truck driver his wife had passed away 7 years ago we could of talked to him all day but had to go.

It was getting hotter uncomfortably hot so after 5 or so more miles we stopped in a petrol station for more cold drinks and something to eat. The weather broke while we were there. A massive storm thunder,rain and lightning . we stayed in the garage until the rain subsided then made a move, we still had about 20 miles to do.

Carrying on the weather wasn’t improving a car pulled up next to me to warn me of more storms headed our way and we had better take cover. We both had had enough for the day 15 miles short but decided to book into the nearest motel.

What a place, it hadn’t been updated since the 50’s it had metal furniture A matching dressing table, chair and bedside cabinet. Made me think if it was cleaned up it would sell well in England. Cool but grubby.

We head out to find somewhere to eat and go to a big boy great value for money so will definitely use them again.

Back to our motel for the night. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. Today has been the toughest yet!

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