I had thought about having a lazy day doing nothing but I woke up at sunrise as is habit now and couldn’t lie in bed long. I had to be doing something. I drove mum to work so I could have the car during the day, then set about emptying my panniers. I gave my bike and panniers a spray down, inspected my new purchases that had arrived in the mail while I was away and did two loads of washing. I picked mum up, cooked dinner (out of fear my mum wouldn’t make enough to fill my enlarged stomach) and fell asleep on the couch as soon as the sun was gone. I sweated badly in the night – drenching sweat that made me feel like I’d just stepped out the shower. I think it’s something to do with having slept outside in the cold for so long, then suddenly being in a warm house. I contemplated making up a bed on the floor as it felt a bit weird being in a proper bed again.

Day 49 (pic)

My home (well, my parents’ home)

Accommodation Home
Distance ridden today 0km
Total distance ridden 2,345km