May 14, 2019
Days follow each other but are never the same! Today I started the day with the repair of a puncture and left the Aqua Blue guesthouse around 9:30 am. I felt like I was going to save myself from the rain but it caught up to me and my badly repaired puncture was resurrected… I thought I was able to avoid a full repair by inflating my tire every 20 km but the rain was falling more and more and when I stopped for the second time to re-inflate my tire I realized that I had a broken spoke! At that moment, a small black pick-up truck stopped in front of me to offer assistance, an angel arrived just when I needed him. I accepted his offer with extreme gratitude and we went down to the to the seaside where my good Samaritan had a meeting with the owner of Tavern Orféas, a charming little restaurant/hotel, where I hoped to repair my puncture properly this time (I found the small piece of glass lodged in the tire at the source of the problem). All that remained was to find a place to repair my spoke. My host took me up the coast on the main road and suggested stopping at Parga to spend the night and do my repair. I opted to go directly to Igoumenitsa because I thought I had a better chance of finding a bike repair shop in this important port city. This was done with the help of the hotel owner who showed me the way by scooter. I really like Greeks! They are extremely friendly and helpful.
The map of my journey in two-steps.
Tomorrow I leave my luggage at the hotel and i visit Corfu!