Here’s my hostel room last night- had it all to myself. It was an International Hostel, I guess they have them all over the place. As you can see below, I had a full bathroom and kitchen, for 15 euros! There was a balcony too, but it was too bright to take a picture. I hope that sink looking thing was a urinal, because I peed in it.
Today was a lovely ride along the coast, very windy. The last two days have been beautiful and peaceful, and my knee didn’t complain at all, I think I made it! It did rain so hard at one point, however, that I had to take a break. It was cold, and I couldn’t see very well while I was riding it was coming down so hard! Then it got hot, and after that cold and windy. My safe harbor in an old bus stop:
I am staying in Obidos tonight. I saw a square tower and what looked like a Roman aquaduct on the way in, but I wasn’t too impressed… until I got into town and realized the wall is HUGE! It takes two hours to walk it. The castle up top looks nice, but I can’t tour it because it is a hotel, has been since the 1950’s. Tomorrow I will have a stroll around that wall, I think. Today I will try to find a place to eat… I tried five places and they are all closed. I swear nothing opens before seven around here. I am realizing that it is definitively the off season… google says it is open and it is not! What’s more, it is Sunday. I am a hungry boy, all the time! Also, I could really use some coffee. All coffee here, especially espresso, is served with sugar.
Wish me luck on the hunt for grub. I am staying at another very nice hostel tonight, I’ll post some pics tomorrow.
My bike is filthy, and needs some work. I look like I have been on the road for six months, I swear. One of my panniers keeps falling off, eventually I will have to fix or replace it.
That red hook is what keeps it on the bike when I go over numerous bumps and curbs and holes and sticks and such. I also need to reattach my front fender; water hits my water bottle and blasts sideways, right at my feet. Small price to pay, but I ought to find a hardware store. I am thinking about a rest day, but I am waiting til a place jumps out at me. I feel good though, I can look ahead again with more optimism now that my engine is in working order again!