Hami to ??? 77 miles.
Didn’t leave the hotel until 10 o’clock this morning, I was in two minds as to whether to stay or not, but with no internet, I couldn’t really see any point, apart from just being lazy and we can’t have that!
I was hoping to cover the 115 miles to the next town, but I think that was a bit too optimistic, especially leaving at 10. I could have made it, but it would have meant arriving at about 9 at night in the dark! So I opted to camp, I spotted a break in the barbed wire so off I went away from the road, it’s not a very good surface, it’s just dust and gravel, not a lot for the tent pegs to grip onto, I’ve been and found some big rocks and put them on all the pegs. It’ll be fine as long as the wind doesn’t get up!
Still undecided as to where I’m going to finish, I seem to change my mind daily! Today it’s Shanghai, Beijing, it might be a bit to late in the year to cycle there now, I think there could be a fair amount of snow. Kunming the same reason, hence Shanghai even though I don’t now what weather they have!