Gary a little green around the gills this morning after excessive hydration last night. Not sure if the full English at the hotel helped, but we left at 8.30 to tackle 95 miles of coast down to Brighton.
An absolutely perfect, sunny summer's morning cycling through the New Forest. Then through Southampton, passing football fans on the way to the first match of the season and cruise ships in the docks from where Titanic would have sailed nearly a century ago.
Then on over rolling hills past Fareham and Portchester in time for lunch at Emsworth after 50 miles, with 40-odd more to go. Take our provisions down to the quay where a new RNLI lifeboat is being shown off and we find a corner in which to eat.
Emsworth: A lovely part of the world to be on a faultless English summer's day...