Looking at the wet pictures in this post a month later is even more surreal. Wasn't I just in Golden Sun-Drenched Istanbul only the day before???
We are packed and ready to roll before 5 am. British Rail doesn't transport bicycles unless they are folding bicycles. So plan A of taking the train on rainy days failed miserably. What is plan B? Cycling on rainy days ;-). Rain is supposed to develop at 7:30 am, so being awake with jet lag at 3:30 am actually has its benefits!
|Gatwick airport at 5 am ;-)|
|sunrise in the middle of nowhere|
But we cancel the picnic idea. Typical MORON sign: Just how am I supposed to beware of them? Constantly monitor the sky for incoming? YOU have been WARNED they can tell people who get knocked out.
We get lost on the golf course. Google maps wants us to cross the green to get to some bridge. Fortunately an early dog-walker and putting-practicer gives us directions.
It is STILL EARLY. Just look how empty the Motorway is ;-)
|Bloody English. This might be designed to block horses from passing, but my handle bars are also too wide.|
|Zu returning from a walk in the woods|
|Yes, it's miserable !|
|Little rivers are forming on the road|
During a short shelter stay at a gas station, I have the bright idea of asking the attendant whether he has any large bin liners (That's what they call garbage bags in these parts). After tearing holes for my head and my arms into the bag and diving into it, at least my torso is protected from further rain and cold.
The remaining 10 kms are spent in silent and rain-enduring pedaling When we finally reach the outskirts of Brighton we decide to walk the bikes. It's a way to lessen the feeling of being cold and wet.
When we get to the promenade, I instantly notice that something is missing.
Something I REALLY liked about Brighton. The Brighton Wheel is no longer here !
|October 2013, but no longer|