17.08.2009 - 18.08.2009 19 °C
Early rise this morning so we could prep for the ferry. Neither of us were looking forward to the return ferry trip after the last one, so skipped a full breakfast in favour of toast and cereal.
Straight on the ferry for 3 hrs of........a super smooth crossing, couldn't believe it.
Once back in Wales (approx 1pm) we decided that we would crack on and head straight for the M4 to get home in the shortest possible time.
I have to admit I suffered here, having the smaller bike, I was buffeted around in the cross winds which made the journey tiring and a little dull, even with the mp3 player doing its bit to add some pleasure. Paul faired a lot better with the heavier bike and full fairing making this kind of riding a lot easier, although the his high speed filtering had my heart in my mouth a couple of times.
We had a quick stop on the M4 services (Leigh Delamere, I think) for a re-fuel and quick snack ready for the final haul.
We decided we would both just head home know and thanked one another for great company and a great trip, until next time.
I arrived home around 5:30 almost with a tear in my eye as I had missed the wife and kids so much.
So the last day was all about the miles and chewing them up quickly, not the best but necessary.