11, 12 and 13 May 2019
Three days since my last blog and so many entirely different days; Saturday all over the coast, the most difficult to date, Sunday a perfect day to give me courage, almost all downhill and a wind side, sometimes even back and today, a day that ends in rain! I had to push my bike on at least 5 km of coasts too steep and finish by climbing almost a 1 km walk always up to access the Hotel Thermios Apollon, a charming ecological lodge with a good restaurant favoring fresh, local and organic products. I was so tired that I fell asleep around 9.30pm, so woke up at 06:00 and had to wait until 08:00 to enjoy breakfast included… Lucky I had less than 60 km to do for my next stage.
Here is the route from Patras to Thermo, note the drop in the following image. Cyclists call this type of slope a mature one! Below are the photos of the course.
Here is the map of the route from Thermo to Amphilochie.
Amphilochie, Sunday's destination is a charming den located on the edge of the Gulf of Bracique. The few beaches are very pretty but deserted because it is still too cold and tourists are waiting. This is not a problem for me as I am spoilt for choice of restaurants.
On Monday the 13th, the day ended in the fleet and filled with misfortune, the guest house I booked opens between 20:00 and 20:30! You have to read all the clauses of the leases… Fortunately, the restman or I ate two good meals, took pity on me and phoned the host to ask him to open the room earlier.
Here is the map of the journey from Amphilochie to Kanali.
And then to finish some small experimental videos …