I knew that today was going to be a tough one, and I was not to be proved wrong !
Most of the day was spent on rough roads, apart from one small section where there was a most welcomed bicycle path for 10 kms.
With a little air out of the tyres, I made reasonable time over the gravel roads, until the last 50 kms, when the way was punctuated with short, steep ascents and descents.
These were pretty agonising, especially in the 37 degree sun, and for the first time since Alaska I was unable to cycle up the two last hills, and had to push.
The bike just wouldnt get any traction, and I was unable to get beyond half a pedal turn before the rear tyre slipped from under me. I eventually made it into Playa Ostional at just gone 13.00 ish, completely in the red zone and utterly exhausted. I saw a sign pointing towards the beach saying camping, and for 4 dollars, I ended up camping right by the beach. I was pretty much in shit state, and spent the afternoon shuffling around like a zombie.