EU Day 66: Riding Dieppe (FRA) to Berck (FRA)

I was still feeling dizzy today, but I had to cycle since there weren’t any reliable public transport options. There were blue skies, so I tried to make the most of it and cover as many kilometres as possible before it rained.

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I saw grey clouds approaching from the east, going in the same direction as me, and I kept pedalling to try and stay ahead. My first stop was after 30km at Le Treport, where I stopped for photos along the boardwalk and found a free map at the tourist centre.

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Half an hour later it started pouring and both of my shoes had puddles in them. Fortunately the rest of the ride was all on separate bike paths, so I could ride without cars bothering me or splashing me with mud.

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In the final hour, the rain stopped but the wind intensified. I had been cycling for 60km without a break and pulled over at a supermarket carpark. I bought four croissants earlier in the day, and feasted on two of them while I switched over to my dry jacket and dry gloves. My mind was starting to tire, but I told myself I could do it and I only had a little bit longer to go.

I arrived at my airbnb accommodation and happily settled into some warm and dry clothes. I ended up cooking for myself dinner for the first time during the tour and it felt good. It was too wet and windy outside to go and buy a new phone or bike brakes (both broke two days ago), so I went to be early.

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