Tuesday 17th July. Southbourne to Bognor Regis. 18 miles.

Seeing as it was the last night of my holiday! I went down to the local pub in Southbourne “The Travellers Joy,” which is right next to the campsite, as I rode past I spotted they were doing a “Plat de jour!” Well seeing as I never made it to France, which was the main aim of this trip, I thought I’ll go for that and pretend I’m in France! And very nice it was to!


While I was packing away this morning the man from the caravan next to me came over for chat. A pleasant man from Kent, anyway he was asking about cycling and the different places that I’d been, the normal stuff which I’m more than happy to talk about!

After we’d been chatting for a while, he said “I came over last night to talk to you, the tent door was unzipped but as as I got closer all I could hear was you snoring! And I thought to myself, there’s a contented man, he’s had a hard days ride, eaten supper then fallen asleep!”

I replied, no, that was a man that had been down the pub and had a few pints!

The ride home was the normal and nothing spectacular, although I did go via Bosham for a change!

Once again I’m not too sure whether this will be last ride before I go into hospital, I was hoping that when I got home there would be a letter waiting for me, giving me a date to go in, but there wasn’t and the wait continues!

Big blisters on the back of hands
The two rather large blisters that have come up on my hands

I can’t remember whether or not I’ve mentioned about the blister that have come up on my hands! Whether or not I have or haven’t I’ll go to the doctors tomorrow to get them checked out!

Boat in Bosham channel
The top of the Bosham channel

Don’t forget that I now film my trips which are available to watch on my YouTube channel, although I’m a bit slow at putting them up! And they may not be on there for a month or two! The best way to find out when they’re out is by subscribing to my channel.

2 Replies to “Tuesday 17th July. Southbourne to Bognor Regis. 18 miles.”

  1. You crafty old dog – I think you know a bit French. Did you just pick it up or learn it at school? It,s a shame you have to hang up your cycling shoes for a while. Keep us posted on the local wildlife.
    Best wishes – Malcolm (87 and still pushing an old Dawes)

    1. I only know food terms, “plat de jour” France, “menu del dia” Spain!
      I’ve not hung them up just yet!
      You’re doing better than I am!

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