Travelsonabike2 Adgestone 21st-April-2018

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 Saturday 21st-April-2018 Langton Matravers to Adgestone. 64 miles. I’m feeling tired today. I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night. Last night, all I could hear was some cow (the four-legged type). It was mooing all night. I don’t know what was up with it, whether it was trying to give birth or something. But it definitely sounded distressed. The chances are that I’m not going to get a lot of sleep tonight either. The weather forecast is for thunder and lightning!

Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle

Well, just for a change, I’m on the Isle of Wight! Although not at my usual campsite. Apart from liking the Isle of Wight. The other reason for returning is that my hip and leg are so bad at the moment that I don’t have the confidence to go too far. I’m just about okay if nothing goes wrong. But if I had a puncture or had to change a tyre. That would be a major event for me. I find putting the tent up is bad enough. But after saying all that, I’m still enjoying myself.

Two sails bridge
The Two sails bridge at Poole

The ride today was a lot cooler. It’s been cloudy nearly all day, and the last few miles were in the rain! Luckily it stopped just long enough for me to put the tent up, then the heavens just opened!

Beach volleyball
Beach volleyball at Boscombe

My eyes are still bad. I’m wondering now if I’ve got conjunctivitis. I’ll get them checked out at the doctor’s tomorrow as I’m heading home for the night before setting off again on Monday.

Christchurch harbour
Christchurch harbour

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2 Replies to “Travelsonabike2 Adgestone 21st-April-2018”

  1. Adgestone, now you’re talking – it’s a lovely little place and there’s a vineyard there.One day you’ll have to go to Adlestrop. I’m working out how I can get to Hamble. The last time I cycled along the Solent path but I’ll have to catch a bus now. One day you’ll recover but there’s no coming back from old age.God man and you’re still camping.
    Best wishes – Malcolm

    1. I saw the vineyard as I cycled out towards Brading maybe I’ll have to pay it a visit next time!
      Have you been to Adlestrop? Or do you know it from the poem?
      I’m sure that you could get a bus to either Warsash or Hamble. Infact if you got the ferry from Cowes to Southampton you could probably cycle to Hamble, it’s only about 7 miles from Southampton and it’s relatively flat!
      I’m sure I will recover, but isn’t old age just a state of mind?

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