Motorbike Trip to San Sebastian day one
We’re off to visit Dan’s pop-up bakery in San Sebastian on bikerboy’s KTM.
I had to pack 10 days clothes in one of the pannier and they didn’t believe I could since I’m not known for travelling light.
Last time I wore full gear was 3 years ago but it wasn’t in the 30C heat.
Cleaning lid of dead flies.
Earplugs so not to hear Bikerboy.
At 5pm was the wrong time of day going through the M25, difficult to filter through rush hour traffic with side panniers but we made it just in time.
Usually being on the bike means you’re allowed on to ferry first.
We lugged the panniers to our cabin settled in the restaurant watching sun set over Portsmouth.
Went to sleep in Britain and wake up in France.
Neither of us slept. It was quick coffee and down to the bike.
After brief time stop for fuel, make work call and phone kids.
Our proper journey begins.
At this point in the journey the full heat wasn’t on and there was a nice cool breeze when riding. The biggest problem I have is that after 30 minutes my bum starts to ache and there’s nothing I can do about it. Stopping now and again is a must to stretch legs.
Now the heat was intense. We were like two pigs sweating inside this gear, we no longer had a cool breeze riding along but instead hot air blasting.
Just have to keep going, with the odd break to quench thirst.
We finally could see the end of this part of the journey.
We were close to our destination had arrived in Île de Ré but couldn’t find hotel. I was grumpy by this stage, could feel sweating inside my gear, was thirsty and simply wanted to arrive at the hotel to take gear off.
And finally we did. There’s nothing like the site of a cool room after this journey.
A well deserved blond Île de Ré beer for Bikerboy.
We can almost dive from our room into the pool – and that’s what I’m about to do…until tomorrow hopefully from San Sebastian.