The hotel was funny the we have been told of for sitting at wrong places, asking for more toast, downloading pictures apparently slowing the whole system down (?)… felt like a naughty kid but the sun was shining and I could not care less about anything else. We really needed a good dry day. The route looked like a gentle up and a gentle down. And yes it was an easy steady uphill in a great pace, wonderful company and stunning landscape ( number 2 after Tongue) … the down the down the down was just pure joy, it was so so lovely. Jon was riding front of me in a near distance and dancing on his bike in the sunshine … It was one of the moment I will treasure It was all freedom and happiness. It was exhilarating … Manford and son in my ear, zooming through forest and I just wanted to shout really really loud and out this came from down below this deep bellowing of a sound … I found what I was so longing a day before, such an opposite from yesterday desperation. I was feeling strong again and the world was on my side.