Had to fix one of my panniers last night one of the nuts had come loose and fallen off, (and I don’t mean me!) luckily I carry some spares so it wasn’t a major problem just more of an inconvenience having to empty the pannier!
It’s been a really long day with some big ghats (hills) to go up. I was on the road before 7 o’clock this morning as I knew I had to cover a lot of miles but i didn’t arrive at Indore until about 7.30! Then only to find out all the hotels were full! I was on my 6th hotel before I found a room, apparently the prime minister is coming to town tomorrow and that’s why everywhere is full! I evenually got into my room at about 9.30!
Despite my really long day and some long climbs it’s been an enjoyable day, it was really good to get back in the routine of cycling all day stopping fairly late, (although maybe not quite as late as tonight!) finding somewhere to eat, writing my blog and sleep before it all starts again!
Saw some monkeys today the first on this trip, they just make me smile, it’s something that being a European you don’t just see along the side of the road!
There was also a lot of camels and goats, not too sure whether it was market day but there was herds of goats being driven along the road and causing havoc with the traffic!