Garry McGivern’s cycling around the world, Tuesday, 28th-August-2012 Eskene to Atyrau. 39 miles. I slept really well last night, as I usually do when camping. There was no rush to get up this morning, as I knew there were less than forty miles to cycle today. But I still got up early. I wanted to de-camp and get on my way before I got spotted, not that I think it would be a problem. But better to be safe than sorry.
I made it into Atyrau just before midday and had a little ride around looking for a hotel. I’d already sorted out which hotel to stay at when I was in Aktau. It was the sister hotel of the one I stayed at in Aktau. I looked around to see if there were any other, maybe cheaper hotels, but in the end, I decided to come to the sister hotel of the one in Aktau as I’d already thought! I wanted a fairly decent hotel as I’m leaving my bike and bags all here when I have to fly to Turkey, which is all a bit worrying!
The fire alarm went off just after checking in, and I had to leave the hotel. Thankfully it was a false alarm, and we were allowed back in after about half an hour.
Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride. I want to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. After my wife, Josie, died of breast cancer in 2007, aged only 42. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate. Every little bit helps to rid the world of this cruel disease.
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