Cycle Touring Spain Monday 1st June. Santander to somewhere in the Bay of Biscay.

Well, that turned out for the best last night stopping in a hotel! It started to rain at about 1 am and rained for the rest of the night! It was still raining when I got up this morning!

The last two days of riding have been more challenging and more painful than people realise, hills aside! On Saturday morning, as I was loading my bike, I tripped and fell onto the concrete ground! Unfortunately, when I fell, I managed to somehow fall onto my clenched fist, which went into my ribs! Crack, I felt my ribs go! I was pretty winded and had a grazed knee but my ribs really hurt! Those last few days of cycling were excruciating, especially with all the hills!

It’s not been much better today, sitting around. Every time I take a deep breath, twist, turn or laugh, it hurts! Not that I do often (laugh that is) at least now I’ve got a good excuse not to laugh, I can be Mr Grumpy all the time! At least I’m already taking some pretty strong painkillers so it does ease the pain a bit and it was at the end of the tour!

I spent this morning milling around the hotel, as it was still raining, apart from popping across the road to get a haircut. After lunch, I went to the ferry terminal and left Spain at about 3.15 pm local time.

One Reply to “Cycle Touring Spain Monday 1st June. Santander to somewhere in the Bay of Biscay.”

  1. Thank goodness you’re on the Ferry. This has been a tough ride and I hope you have a calm crossing.

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