Another restful nights sleep and we were good to start today’s cycling. What an excellent day it turned out to be.
The first part followed the main road, it was a good surface with a good shoulder and almost no traffic, win win. As an extra bonus much of it was next to the sea with some nice beaches.
Large sandy beaches
Late last night there was a major thunderstorm with torrential rain. Not a night to be in a tent or even out and about.
We were nice and dry, as were our bicycles, and after a good sleep we were ready to get going.
Need we say any more?
It is very nice just to relax in a very comfortable apartment and just go for a stroll during the day.
A view towards the Petronas Towers from the apartment roof
As predicted the bed had seen better days and sleeping on springs is not a restful way of spending the night. We still bounced our way out looking forward to a good days cycling.
Colourful fishing boats waiting for the tide
Today was the complete opposite of yesterday, no main roads at all. To start off it was 2.5 km down to the ferry.
Kingfisher on a wire
We had a very relaxing day doing nothing, not many pictures at all. It did mean we are actually planned over a week ahead now, which is very unusual for us.
It did rain very heavily around 3:30 pm but we just watched it bounce off the road from the dry of a small restaurant.
Rain from the resturant
Leaving Pantai Remis along the 60 through the middle of town we made a quick stop to pick up some water from the 7/11 then continued on the main road.
Hornbill on Pangkor Island
Today was a little shorter than yesterday, with busy main roads to empty gravel roads it was a varied day of cycling.
Gravel road cycling
After our breakfast of champions, porridge, we returned to the port to pick up the 194 then the R152 both follow the coast. The roads were very quiet, only a few passing cars and scooters.
Heading out to sea
The route today was a little longer but mostly on small roads so we started out looking forward to todays cycle.
There was a short stretch on the main road but we quickly turned off this onto side roads. The side roads were very quiet to traffic free and had the usual mix of tarmac, potholed tarmac, concrete, potholed concrete and dirt (with everything).
Banana tree lined road