Travelsonabike2 Sunday 23rd-July-2023

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in Europe Sunday, 23rd-July-2023. Arlon to Nassogne. I don’t know how many miles today, Google is keeping it a secret, but it won’t be many. The day didn’t get off to the best of starts after managing to cut my leg. Twice on my pedals. And that was before I left camp. I’m pretty sure that to anybody else it wouldn’t have cut them. But my skin is so thin, the slightest bash or scrape results in a cut or bruise.

So much for getting a few miles in today. I started well and headed down the main N4, which does go all the way to Brussels. But I wasn’t sure if I was allowed on it. So after ten miles, I came off it and took the quieter, hilly roads. Looking at the map tonight, it looks as though I could get back on the main road after Namur. Apparently, that’s when the hills disappear and the terrain is flat.

It’s been a very windy day with frequent bouts of rain. And I’ve spent much of the day taking shelter. I have had my waterproofs on, but when there’s a hill it just gets too hot and I get wet from the inside. At least the rain held off while I pitched my tent. But it’s now pouring again.

Some inquisitive cows wondering what I was doing

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