A hard day !
It had started well with a coffee solo largo and tomato bread !
But I can’t shift gears, I’m going off the rails. I look and it seems to me that the middle plate is twisted ! I wonder how I’m going to manage to move forward, but I quickly notice that I can use all the gears on the big chainring and the three smallest developments on the small one... It’s not really comfortable but I arrive like that in Aracena.
In the meantime the speedometer has stopped working which is not very convenient to know where we are.
In Aracena two bike repair shops are indicated. The first one has been closed for a long time and two passers-by tell me to go to Plaza Santa Lucia which is actually where the second one is. All is well.
The repairer can’t make the bike for me in the morning but he will make it for me in "La Tarde"... Afternoon doesn’t have the same definition as back home ^^ I start to despair to reach my accommodation in Fregenal de la Sierra in the evening and I wander around the town. I take a few pictures, especially of some nice entrances.
Before going to pick up the bike I tell myself that I’ll put some sun cream to be ready to face the road to Fregena de la Sierra. To my horror I realize that the pocket where I put the cream and my glasses has slipped out of the bag...
Meanwhile my bike is ready. In spite of the new battery the computer has a bit of trouble starting up again. After a quarter of an hour everything works. I decide to go and look for my glasses, it’s probably been a while and it could be anywhere so I decide to go to the lost property first. The repairman explains to me that it’s at the Policia Local. I arrive at the same time as an agent who opens the premises. I explain to him that I have lost a pocket with glasses. He answers me with questions : what shape, what colour. My answers please him and he takes out of a pocket of his car my pocket with the glasses ! Saved ! While discussing I learn that the camp-site which was to be used to me as plan B is closed... So I try Fregena again since I have a reservation there that I would otherwise lose. I call to ask if I can arrive after the ten o’clock deadline... Until eleven o’clock no problem !
The sun is still warm at the beginning of the climb but there are more and more shady areas. I don’t take all the pictures I would like because each stop can make me arrive late^^
I will arrive at ten forty five only dreaming of a good beer.
A hard day !