Today was a lovely ride, pretty hilly and tiring though. I didn't have enough time to stop for lunch as I wanted to get to the campsite before dusk, which I did. There isn't enough time in the short days to do 60 miles with a heavy load and have a couple of stops (breakfast? Lunch?) and finish by dusk.
Crofton beam engines - pumping water into the Kennet & Avon canal, I think
Countryside was lovely, big open spaces with many tank crossing points, all the way up to the Vale of Pewsey . Then different; smaller scale with sunken lanes and big hedges, more like Surrey or Devon. Mucky roads too, at one point I had to ride through a big patch of muddy water right across the road, about 4 metres long, but luckily got through without having to put a foot down.
Bike handling is - interesting - with the Centurion on the back. You can't swing your leg over the saddle. When pushing the bike, it behaves more like a wheelbarrow than a bike, which can be tricky.
More tomorrow..., if I haven't been eaten by bears.