Chumphon to Boonghu 97km
Boonghu to Ban Krut 65km
What a wonderful two days, cruising along fantastically flat, clear roads, along a beautiful coastline, through lovely small fishing villages, and resorts, with two lovely young folk from Corsica. Thank you Stephanie and Vincent for the company. I really enjoyed riding with you.
And there was a wind. It didn't matter that it was in our face, it was sooo cooling. We were following the smallest of roads, and we got lost a couple of times, but so what, this is an adventure. The first time lost we found a huge temple. The second time a deserted beach.....swim time. We saw monkeys collecting coconuts, ladies making "cigarette papers", some mending fishing nets, fish being laid out to dry, and best of all there was hardly a vehicle on the road. Cindy and MJ from China had rated this road five star. I have to agree. The only downside was the inflated prices for a bed. Oh well. They cater for tourists.
There are a few about. Seemingly a lot of middle age Germany couples, skipping around on scooters, and drinking in bars. Also seem to be a fair number of older European men hanging out with local young ladies. Not sure what that's all about.
We meet Thien Du Kim yesterday, cycling from China to Singapore. He looked very fit and full of beans. We also met three Dutch cyclists, following the same itinerary as the one I had seen earlier in the week. These guys had their own bikes, and were much more comfortable.
Today we met an English couple. They have cycled from England, 11,000km, skipping a couple of visa problem places, in seven months. Wow. I've done just under 11,000km in six months. It excites me to meet others who have achieved what I want to achieve. Makes it seem so much more doable. These guys were heading to Kuala Lumpa, and finishing their trip. Home is calling. Fantastic achievement guys. Well done.
So I've been taking it easy the last couple of days. It's been great. This afternoon I sat on the beach and ate two packets of chips, an ice cream, and drank a 2l bottle of Mountain Dew. Can't wait until tea time. Yep, I'm eating junk, but I've gotta eat. I've even been offered a goodie bag from the Lolly Shop in Hanmer Springs. Now that would be yummy..... Perhaps we could combine that parcel arriving with today's fantastic news.....Juliet is arriving in Ho Chi Minh City on 31st December. Yeha.