Wow, incredibly hot today. The Gargano coast line that I’ve been cycling for the past 2 days is very hilly. The southern side, which I cycled today, seems more dramatic than the north, with no flat roads, just either up or down. Lovely part of the world, but think twice if you’re a cycle tourist! But I managed 60km today, and escaped onto the flat coastal plains again. I think stuffing myself in the pizzaria last night though was no such a good idea. Today I had stomach cramps and I’ve also been a bit ill.
At the campsite an Italian guy has taken a liking to my Tilley hat. He has offered to swap it for a heavy, bulky gas stove, and a heavy, bulky torch. I declined, he said beautiful hat, I said yes, my beautiful hat.