Thursday, 23 July 2009
A day at Manhattan Beach
Today was our last rest day before we pick up our bikes, so everyone went to the beach for the day. Swimming in the Pacific, dolphin watching, sunbathing and a fly past by some pelicans. Then back to our hotel for an evening B-B-Q around the pool with free wine and beer supplied by the hotel. Everyone is getting quite excited about getting on the bikes and heading for Palm Springs. California is in the middle of an unusual heat wave and temperatures inland are predicted to rise as high as 105F (40C!). Even higher in Death Valley. But our support vehicle is carrying plentiful supplies of water and our guide, Dean Cognito (yes, that really is his name), will make sure we don't get into difficulties.
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