This was a very hot ride. It has been 33 degrees every day, but today the ride was fully exposed. No shelter from the sun in forests. At the end I just needed loads of Cola! I still need a drip of it now. The temp is recorded on my GPS device so it is accurate. 33 degrees every single day. Today we really pushed ourselves and did 93km. It is hard in this heat with this weight on the bike. The bikes are doing an excellent job, even when the gravel tracks get really rough. We can hold our own with the people on their electric bikes!
We are having a big problem trying to find camping gas. They don’t stock it in supermarkets like they do in France etc. I never had a problem when I was in Canada or the USA as well. You ask anyone about small camping gas bottles and they look at you like you have just come from Mars or direct you to the fizzy water isle :). We have had to have a cold tea at camp today. But it did not matter cause of the heat. We have been eating in restaurants previously, because of the gas situ, but we really need to keep an eye on the pounds too.
The route today went through beautiful gorges with castles perched right on the edge. We saw an opening on the river that was good for a paddle and a wetting of the hair to try and cool our heads. There have been loads and loads of big birds of prey, heron and fish in the river to spot.