It’s been quite a long day today, I started in the dark and finished in the dark!
It was my normal start time of 5.45, well that’s what time the alarm goes off! But no I was good and got up straight away, which when it’s not particularly warm is pretty good!
It was a really damp and foggy start to the day everything was soaked through! I forgot how damp it is at this time of year and from memory it always seems to be foggy France!
After packing up I set off into the dark foggy morning. And it wasn’t long before I had to stop and get my gloves out it felt pretty raw first thing!
My ride today has just been going uphill, coming downhill, going uphill, coming downhill and repeat all day long! Dispite all the ups and downs though it’s been a fairly enjoyable day!
I hadn’t intended coming as far as I have, I was hoping to find a campsite earlier on, which I did at Aunay-s-Oden about 20 miles from Caen but unfortunately it was closed!
I continued on towards Caen in the hope that another campsite would come up. I really needed to stop early, the tent was put away wet this morning so I needed some sunlight and wind to dry it out. Before I knew where I was I was in Caen and the light was fading fast!
I debated as to whether or not to get a hotel for the night, but then after looking at the weather forecast for tomorrow it wasn’t particularly good! So I decided to go home, I would have gone home tomorrow night anyway so it doesn’t really matter!