06/27 No rain today even though it sure looked like it was going to be a nasty one this morning. Spent a lot of time on a mostly well-groomed bike trail that ran alongside a canal system starting in the town of Brecon.
My rear end is just killing me for the last couple days. I know it’s from my bike shorts never having a chance to dry out so the friction is just brutal. Feels like I’m sitting on a hot iron all day.
Camped here in Abergavenny at a golf course/campground (Wernddu Farm Golf Club). Unfortunately it’s very loud because the camping area is right next to a busy road, there’s a huge flock of sheep across the street and there’s been a helicopter flying overhead for 30 minutes now.
OK, today sucked. Nothing specifically happened to make it suck more than any other day. Yesterday didn’t help at all I’m sure. When you have a really good day immediately followed by a bad day I’m sure the bad day will seem worse than it actually is.
I have no desire whatsoever to keep bicycle touring here. I don’t even know if I want to tour anywhere at this point. For the last three and a half years I’ve had the unfortunate pleasure of seeing us turn virtually every inch of arable land into space for our cities, grazing animals and crops. It’s pretty freaking depressing. There are so many amazing things on this planet and we’re squeezing everything out.
I think at this point I’d just like to see any kind of light at the end of the tunnel. The problem is that people are all the same; myself included. This has been painfully obvious after traveling around a bit. We all destroy–some of us are just a hell of a lot better at it than others. The saddest thing is that we never learn from our mistakes. We just keep doing the same stupid things over and over again. Even when we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are doing something stupid we still do it–usually so we can make more money and do more stupid things.
I’m not sure what’s in store for me in the near future. We’ll see what the next few weeks brings.