Spent the day cycling up the Soca valley, beside the river Soca, which is a turquoise green glacial river. The valley is very beautiful - through wooded mountains. Lots of canoeing, hiking and biking around here. Stopped in a cafe to try the local speciality of the valley, which turned out to look like a steamed cornish pasty filled with apple, nuts and cinnamon and covered in syrup - ideal cycling fare. Valley has a turbulent past - lots of WW1 graves and battle sites.. Weather improved dramatically. Richard peddaling along with solar panels drapped over panniers. Only takes a week to charge four batteries! Mileage(?) so far 436 Km. Planning to move south tomorrow, with a fleeting visit to Italy.
We've booked a year off work, had the jabs, bought the RTW tickets and arranged the leaving do. So it looks like we'll really have to do it now; China, Australia, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Mexico and USA by bike and plane.... full info