But - you can't really do anything in the dark, even use the phone, as it's too cold to put your hands outside the sleeping bag. By the time I was ready to ride it was 10am. I realised that I couldn't keep to my original plan of a 60 mile ride today. There just aren't enough daylight hours to pack/unpack the camping gear, eat properly, write something for the blog, stop to take photos, and ride, especially with a loaded bike. There were also a worrying number of frosty or icy patches on the roads yesterday. So, unfortunately I've decided to abandon the trip for now. Longer daylight hours would make a massive distance. Or not camping, of course.