I thought today was going to be a ton up day. However, it turned into an only 97 mile day 🙂 but given the heat & weight still a good day.
It’s still totally amazing to me the sharp contrast between tourist & non tourist areas both in pricing, availability of stuff in shops & getting understood. It would be really interesting to see how the transition works & what is the catalyst that flips the switch.
The hottest part of the day is awful and I just felt like giving up as it’s impossible to stay hydrated & motivated. However, after 4pm I had managed to buy yet another, about the 4th I think, smart new Lightning connector for the iPhone so I managed to talk to Sally on Facetime for close on half an hour (82MB of data) & then Nick for 7 minutes (22MB of data) both with unbroken connections whilst pedalling along at 15 mph. Truly amazing really to have live video conferencing on a push bike essentially for free whilst mobile & with a 7 hour time difference. Very James Bond 🙂
I managed to make both the small ferries to get on Koh Lanta with no waiting, a great advantage of bike touring! You just bike past the big queue and jump on board 🙂
The Bee Garden, although it should be called The Beer Garden given all the German accents here, Had a room for me and a great view of the setting sun with a beer in my hand.
So i did the 97 miles between sunrise and sunset ! The Strava is here:
Todays pictures are here