Having loved ones waiting beside the road bearing a sign with your name on it may be one of the greatest honours bestowed. I can't wait for you to come and visit us!
Last night Simon showed me the current OS offering by helping me plan my route for today, on the Sustrans National Cycle Network. The mostly paved quiet country lanes made for good progress across the rolling Welsh countryside. Lovely riding and I met many interesting people along the way.
At a pub at Newbridge on Wye I discovered that I had lost my wallet. Gutting!
My four day route is one-way and I didn't have any time to waste, so I phoned the post office where I last used it and emailed Don, a friend I had made along the way and hoped for the best, figuring I would cancel the cards by the end of the day.
Thankfully ApplePay exists and I was at least able to pay for my beer with my phone.
A long story made short and I had my wallet back within 24 hours! Another cyclist had "run it over" and because my phone number was not in the wallet (an omission to be corrected!) some detective work was required. My good Samaritans employed the power of the web (Google search) to make contact with my family using the contents of my wallet (thankfully I had a business card from a hotel down the road from my parent's house). Thank you to the multiple people involved in getting my wallet back safely!!! An added bonus to the wallet incident was that I got to spend some extra time with my sister, because she drove out of her way to pick it up and bring it to me. Thanks Ruth!
Made it to my friend's place before dark: very happy and VERY tired!