The days cycling started off pretty well, with some stunning views of the ocean for the first hour. However, there then followed a three hour, 30 km uphill climb which was just horrible. At the end of the climb, was the town of El Tuito, where I had intended to stay for the night. There appeared to be only one hotel, which was outside my price range, so I decided to push on. The next 20 kms was all downhill, which was far more like it! I passed through another small town, where the only accommodation available was in a brothel, but even they wanted too much money for the room… Well, I assume it was just for the room. No other choice but to push on, and hot and unbelievably sweaty I carried on until 16.30, when I found a suitable field on the side of the road, dived in, and set my tent up in the corner. A big day of over 100 kms ,over some challenging terrain , in challenging conditions and two punctures. I slept well !!