It’s taken some time to figure out how this new life will play out, but it might be safe to say that we are finding our groove – and it looks like this….
Like your trusted alarm clock or the first crow of the rooster our morning starts precisely at the moment that Gary lets the air out of his neo-air sleeping pad, a loud blast of a noise that if done while still laying on it, deflates it nicely making it ready to roll up. And the day begins. If I time things just right in 15 minutes there will be coffee, a dark, black pot of muck that has it’s fair share of caffeine, I’m sure.
After sitting around staring at the world and one another for a while that’s when the maps come out and we plan the days route – this can take some time. Now that Gary has a SIM card for his Nexus we can access the internet for clarification and google maps. Between the SIM card and google maps route finding has all but been solved which is a very good thing as it’s been the most stressful part of the trip thus far. After we pack up we’re usually rolling somewhere between 8:00 and 9:00AM through country that may look like this…..
After riding for a few hours through new and usually interesting country the hunt for a cafe begins. This is not difficult as we roll through villages about every 10 miles or so. Coffee and an ocassional pastry often looks like this…..
Part 3. More riding through beautiful country ……
And then lunch somewhere along the way which may look like this….
More beautiful riding…..
Then somewhere between 4:00 and 6:00 PM the prowl begins…. for water ( which is no easy task) and for food which can look something like this….
and a place to camp…. looks a lot like this…..
bedtime is anytime as long as we get our 10 hours in!!!
And that…. is the first report on the daily groove 🙂