A quick update to let you know that I’m much improved today. Yesterday, our rest day in Yamoussoukro, I ended up quite a bit worse so it was back to the gastro antibiotics (to give me a total of three different antibiotics that I took yesterday!)
As they are want to do that initially made me feel a lot worse, but by the end of the day I was already feeling much more human – the only problem was that my total calorie intake yesterday was 500ml of Sprite and half a baguette (plain) which doesn’t really fuel the engines of a cyclist.
This morning I was better still, and could face breakfast before taking lunch truck to km 78 from where I rode the rest of the way in to camp – just under 60km. That should have given me plenty of time to get a couple of decent blog posts done but it was just too damn hot – even in the shade it was over 30 degrees, and now at 1945 in my tent it’s still a very humid 26 degrees.
Assuming no setbacks in the night I plan to ride the full day tomorrow, 120 km, which will bring us back to the Atlantic coast which we left from Freetown a few weeks back. We’re staying at what sounds like a reasonably nice place (rather than bush camping) so perhaps there’ll be somewhere with air conditioning which I can make use of to get things done.