Minds Matter Tour Day 5

There are many of you I need to thank for your generous donations to fundraising, including my amazing Brother, Neil. I am grateful for each of you – for your friendship, compassion and kindness. I will be sure to reach out to each of you in the coming days.

Thanks again to Corrie and David for your warm hospitality in Medicine Hat – I was spoiled. Also, thanks for finding me a bike store. A missing chain tool and multi-tool on the road in very remote areas is disconcerting. A trip to Cycle Path in Medicine Hat eased my mind!

Day 5 was finally underway ‘ another increasingly hot day, and more hills out of Medicine Hat than expected. Again, I packed extra water, which was a necessity to get to Burstall. through the heat. Stopped there, about 120 km done, to get some fresh food and more water. Concerns about severe thunderstorms slowed me down, and my GPS started witb severe watches, and then a warning. A storm passed just a few km north of the narrow road I was on.

A turn north to Leader showed the remnants of the thunderstorm – piles of hail and destroyed crops. Got to Leader and wasn’t sure the weather conditions or accommodation options in Eatonia (planned stop), so called it a night. Still 168 km, so a good day.