Today’s distance / ???????: 48 miles / 77km
Average speed / ????: 7.5mph / 12.1km/h
Time on skateboard / ????: 6h 23m
Total skateboarding distance to date / ????????????: 3494mi plus 280mi (?) / 5623km plus 450km (?)
Ascent / ??: 215m
Descent / ??: 380m
End-of-day GPS coordinates: N22.214.171.124, W126.96.36.199
Right ‘o then! No more of this hanging about lounging in hot springs! Time to get on the road.
I was totally stoked when I woke up at 5:50am this morning. Bright and early. When I woke up, the wind was blowing from the east. Very nice. A tailwind.
As Murphy’s Law would have it, however, the moment I got everything packed up and ready to go, the wind had turned around to a gusty westerly – right in my face. The story of my life here in Arizona, I thought, and pushed out onto the highway.
I stopped in at the Safford Walmart for supplies, and saw my mug on the front page of the local news paper (The Eastern Arizona Courier). Employees at the WalMart recognised me from the paper, and asked for my signature on their copies of the paper. Nicolette Gonzales from the WalMart McDonalds Restaurant called me over and treated me to a free breakfast. Thanks Nicolette!
The wind blew strong from the west all day. It wasn’t until 5pm that it died down. In between I passed through the San Carlos Indian Reservation town of Bylas. Litter and general social decay was the impression the town left on me.
Passed through the one-house large town of Geronimo too. Geronimoooooooooooo!
I set up camp as the light was fading in the west. In amongst nice daisy fields. Nicely nice.