At the Controle at Fougere I was able to eat a little more and started feeling better again. It was mid-day now and I had gotten over my sleepy spell from early this morning. The sun started to come out a little so we took the opportunity to shed some clothes and get down to our base layers. We dried out pretty quickly as we rode and the sun had a good effect on mind and body.

We passed through so many villages whose names I cannot remember but I can still see the faces of the people who came out to cheer us on our way. On occasion the children would hold up their hand for you to touch as you passed. They would offer us encouragement in the form of “Bravo” or “Courage”. It is amazing how helpful these small words can be!