|The Force was definitely with us this day. Hmm, but so was the Dark Side.|
Day 8 was an almost perfect day. It was certainly packed with adventure and 'happenings'. Sure enough, however, amongst the many highs there were a few lows too.
Once at the bottom, we were hungry. This was soon fixed as we spotted an Aldi store. One should never shop when hungry - we purchased so much food. We ate so much food too! Ha! We were becoming great at picnic planning.
|...or the evil.|
|Which path will you choose?|
|Day 8 (180k)|
Once it had turned dark, cycling became a little more difficult. Neither of us wanted to stop as we wanted to make up some distance. However, we were now cycling a lot of single-track with sharp climbs and steep descents on gravel type tracks. Harder (and slower) to navigate in the dark. Still, we continued and looked for a place to wild camp. In the dark, I was seeing all sort of strange illusions caused by our lighting. We spotted a barn which turned out to be a 'poo shed', we used this as a (kinda) convenient place to snack. Then we headed back into the dark and descended some scary track. I think both Jamie and I had near misses with crashing into the hedge.