Thursday, 5 July 2012

Worn out Riga

I enjoyed my morning on the beach so didnt leave till after lunch, it was a beautiful day and the beach was filling up of sun worshipers and i was heading to the city with some intrepidation. The outskirts of the city were in decay yet the houses were still lived in its still home i guess.

  Time to find a youth hostel and the only decent one could not home by bike' so it was riga camping except that had been closed due to lack of punters. I found a piece of rough site and set up. I was tired and asleep by 1030.I awoke to the sound of shouting, and popped my head out, I could make out in the early morning sun that a woman was being attacked i ran up and got into a brawl 2 min later the police turn up excellent,hang on what are you doing,im handcuffed with the others and talked too in Lavian, no english, the girl gone.4 hrs later im released with a 50 pound fine. I find my way back to my tent expecting it to be gone there is a God all ok and my bike too.Its 6 in the morning and the city is waking up i need to pack up too. I think I'll stick to towns and villages and beaches!

going south

IWas in a need to get out of the city so i was up early and ready to go by 7. my two american tourers'both teachers enjoying I think their summer vaccation were ready to go to they were on their way into Russia via st petersburg'so we cycled out of the city together just missing been run over by a bus! Talin is not a bike friendly city compared to stockholm.  Today I had the wind with me and fire in my legs and although nothing really eventful happend I cycled over 140 miles and it felt ok. And to put the chery on the top i camped on the beach with cooked food on a camp fire  after skiny diping in the sea, kept a good look out for anyone who might find my white torso and buttocks too much of a frightning contrast against my very bronzed arms legs and head. Drank a couple of cold bears and slept so good. In the morning i stoked the fire scrambled eggs,bread and tea. one of my best 24 hrs in a while