The insect world had it in for me today. Things didn't start off too great when the croisants which I had bought the night before for breakfast, were covered in ants in the morning. At least my bananas were ok, so I was able to eat something. An hour into the ride, I was then chased by bees. I've been chased by a lot of things whilst cycling. I've been chased by a magpie whilst cycling in New Zealand. I get chased frequently by dogs (I keep a pocket full of stones at all times ready for them). I've even been chased by a village load of people in Ethiopia . Being chased by bees whilst cycling was a first though.
Along the roadside, there have been several bunches of manmade beehives, and whether these were disturbed recently or not I can't say for sure, but they were very angry little bees! I got away without being stung, fortunately, although I could have done without the extra effort of pedalling uphill at triple speed!
Apart from that little bit of excitement, the road was quite dull. Totally lacking in motivation, I called it a day at just over 50 kms in the town of Pinotepa Nacional. I managed to find a really good hotel which was worth every single one of the 200 pesos – Huge room, cable tv, wifi and hot water. Very relaxing!