Day 05: Chumpon to Phunphin

Thu 16, July 2009 11:13 am General Pedallin , , ,

What a day!

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We left Chumpon about 6.30am and got back onto the highway and spent the rest of the day riding – for 186km!
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MotionX GPS app on my iPhone says e were riding for over 9 hours straight, averaging 21 km/h.
Highways are definitely easier riding than the ‘shortcuts’.
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I am very surprised. I guess the 300baht massage yesterday and a reasonably long sleep really paid off!
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Not much to really say about yesterday except that we aimed to get to a town called Chaya and spend the night there, but we just kept of riding.

We figured we’d find a place to crash for the night in a town called Ta Chang, unfortunately there was no where to stay when we got there!

So 25km or so into the night we made it to Phun Pin – a town close to Surathani town.
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Nicholas just reminded me to put down that we saw a lot of dead dogs and snakes along the side of the road.

Staying at the only hotel in town: Queen Hotel just near the train station – not bad, room with 2 large single beds and a fan/shower/toilet – 260baht

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Total km: 186km