Wow that was an awesome but tough day in the heat yesterday whacking out 107km. Fantastic roads, huge shoulder, courteous and curious Thai hospitality with friendly waves in the land of smiles.
The initial plan was to ride 88km but we soon realised there was more than one Bangsaphan and we were in the hick country town of Bangsaphan Noi with not a guesthouse to be found. Finally finding someone that could speak English we soon realised we needed to back track slightly then bike a further 15km and here we are at Bangsaphan beach. While in Bangsaphan Noi having a rest we were approached by 3, 4 then 5 police officers. Oh no I knew we shouldn’t have biked down the one way street the wrong way, or was it the fact I was recharging my phone in the bank without asking (as it was about to die and needed gps to know where to go), or was it the fact we were taking up the entire footpath with bikes and eating the best egg rotis to recharge. “may we have a photo with you”. So all they were after was a pic with the crazy kiwis on bikes in fluro that never frequent the town.
So here we are in paradise, we actually visited here about 7 years ago and we even have checked into the same bungalow.
So what an amazing day that was, the cold shower and cold beer was magic last night and woke up today feeling great!