This morning we woke up at 7.30am and headed to breakfast. Not your normal kiwi breakfast but good enough for us to go for another bike ride
We left just after 9am and we felt ok after such a big day yesterday. After a while I noticed Andrew behind me and with me not pushing I was pulling away. I stopped to see if he was ok and he show me his left hand. Last night he got stung by a bee when taking off his top. His hand had grown twice the size and looked like well, you decide (See below). We stopped off at the next town to find a chemist and some tablets for him to take to take the swelling away.
We had planned for a 150 -160km day however once I saw the hand we knew it was not going to happen. He sat behind me for a while and then took a lead. Amazing what coke does to a tired body, I had to give it heaps to keep up and eventually we arrived in Jinbian. Found a hotel, cleaned up and went for a meal and look around.
With a week to go we are feeling more relaxed however there is still work to be done. We need to keep focused for another week and then we can rest up and do whatever.