Wind, Hail and Ephemeral ArtDepart: 6:23; arr: 11:30; dist: 63.6km; saddle: 3h 24m; ave: 18.6k/h; ascent: 407m.
Total Dist.:537.4km; Total Asc.:6780m.
If yesterday was our day in Hell, today we battle across a windswept tundra.
It really is this windy:
However, we are alive. We have come through the otherside. Time to frolic and make art.
There was also an eclectic one that said “udon”.
The Vulcan makes the hissing sound. James makes the FFS! sound.
I hope I’m not being remiss by revealing here that James has a vision. It involves a tree made upside down. Not just any tree, but a particular tree with a tripod branching structure. The quest to find the “right” tree has become a “road trip within a road trip” – a form of meta art. When James now sees a tree, he is picturing it upside down. I’m sure we will be hearing more about “the tree project” in the future.
They seem to have had similar ideas around here:
The wind increases, then sleet, 30 seconds of hail, and a torrent of rain.
We get into Stratford early enough for a 2nd breakfast closely followed by a first lunch, and encamp in the Dutch cafe. We then head into Sale to catch Tintin in 3D. Highly recommended.
Tonight we are hosted by Kim and Lu. Great to talk bike with others. Lu recovering from being hit by car just before her planned bike trip across Mongolia. Kim is a pilot and fly maker. Both all-round adventurers. Hope to see you in Brissie guys!
Also home to two very obedient dogs and a stick insect. Pub dinner. Deep sleep.