To date: 4,510 km
To go: 3,290 km
A long day accompanied by absolutely nothing written in my journal. Hmmm I must have been tired!
The one highlight I do remember from today was passing through a flood around a town called Spanish. There was water all over the road that seemed to me to be waist deep and a road maintenance worker was slowly letting traffic through. I asked him if I was okay to go through – I was hoping he would say no and somehow carry me across…. but no luck – he waved me through with a warning to stay near the center where the water was shallowest. Uhoh.
Not only was I scared of the flowing water knocking me off balance and me and all my stuff being submerged – but also there was oncoming traffic spraying water everywhere. Alex was nowhere in sight, so he had made it through – this gave me some faith I could too. Head down, focus, pedal and whatever you do, do not stop pedalling! The water reached halfway up my front panniers! The oncoming traffic slowed for me, and I sneaked through with only soaking my shoes and lower legs…. a success!
We got into Massey just before the only restaurant in town closed, another success! We had a delicious pasta dinner and then rode down towards the marina and found a good spot in the woods to set up camp.