Today was nothing special, but long. I left at 6:30 – only an hour to pack, compared to the two yesterday – and reached Whiporie at 9:30. It was niceÂ and cloudy, so the temperature was kept down. I had a burger and a sports drink for lunch, but the burger was late coming out and I’dÂ finished the drink by the time it arrived, so I was offered a free drink and therefore also had a vanilla milkshake. My bum was a bit sore by this stage, so I stayed off the bike and lounged for an hour in the shade overall (the sun was getting warmer by this stage). Setting off again, I continued doing what I’d done before lunch, counting off the kilometres and stopping about every 10km for a brief rest.
By 30km out, I was suffering, having to wet my jersey to stay cool, despite the cloudy conditions. I was almost out of water by the time I reached Junction Hill. After refilling the bidons and having a sports drink, I continued on the the last few kilometres, trying to not sit down too much and to rest my bum. At the motel, I had a shower and applied Savlon to the affected areas and had a kip.
I woke up at about 4pm and watched the tennis for a while, and then went down to the nearest pub for dinner at about 6. More savlon, some junk TV and then I was asleep by about 9:30.