I had half a heart to do 100 miles today.
The minute I heard my alarm, deep down, I knew it was unlikely. I was really tired and aching quite a bit from yesterday's exertions. But most days I ache so this was no big deal. It did take me 2 hours to get up, pack up, find breakfast and finally get on the go. Starting properly at 8 instead of 7 again made a long day even more unlikely.
After 23 miles I decided to stop for my 2nd breakfast, early, although it was already 10am.
I found a nice little hamlet on a lake with a shop and an old pub/hotel that looked like it would do good bacon and eggs.
The lady serving was the complete opposite of yesterday's experience. We talked about how expensive the area is at this time of year and she agreed, but then pointed out the rooms upstairs were only $35 which is a bargain!! I agreed.
They are basic with no wifi or tv but that's just fine.
With the smiles and value I was sold so on 23 miles I quit for the day!!
I'm really pleased I stopped. As I was eating my breakfast it dawned on me I wasn't in a race and I started to relax. I am trying to get through the expensive areas faster but this place is perfect.
I'm going to sleep, Swim in the lake, have a beer, go for a boat ride and sleep some more.
Tomorrow will be another long day on the bike though.