I was lying awake from about 5 this morning, thinking about the trip next week. I was up by 6 and out the house and on the road long before the hustle of the day had started. It was a crispy 5 degrees, but absolutley beautiful as the sunrise cast long dark shadows on a golden background with mist rising all round me. The colors were just absolutelyvibrant, and all your senses receiving everything all at once from all around you.
With less than 2 weeks to go, I feel completely unprepared. I've been working 7 days a week for more than a month now, and even though I'm almost done with my work project, there's at least another few days of hard work remaining.
It's been more than a week since I've cycled, and next week we're in London most of the week doing an exhibition. We depart a few days after the exhibition, so it looks like my first week or two on the road will be to catch up on my training schedule. We'll just have to take it easy in the beginning.
And so the adventure begins :)
That's it for now.
The departure date was meant to be the 5th, but it's now been changed to the weekend of the 5th. The precise date will probably be Sunday the 7th - but there's still some logistics to sort out, like what's the best way for Kumi and I to meet up in central London.
As it stands now, we will depart from London at some stage on that weekend and head toward Portsmouth for the evening ferry ride to France . The cycle route has also been changed and I'll try and update the map before we leave.
Kumi has now had all her vaccinations, Yellow Fever, Rabies etc.I still need my third set of Rabies and one or two other jabs as well. These are scheduled for next week and the week thereafter.
Anti malaria tablets have caught me completey off-gaurd. The prices are crazy and have made a genuine dent in our budgets. It's a deadly disease though - so no playing around with that.
On the work front, I'm making progress but I was hoping to be in go slow mode already at this stage. As it stands, I'm working 7 days a week to get my projects wrapped up. Almost there - but still need to push hard for another week or two.
Till later! - it's back to work I go :-)
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