The ride to Thanh Hoa was done over two days. Bob took the back way to the half way point while I trundled down highway 1 for a shorter distance. My unrelenting cough starting to drain my pedalling resources.
A night at a grubby hotel next to highway was followed by 60km into Thanh Hoa on back roads, local ferries and plank bridges. This ride pretty much finished me off. Coughing more than ever and feeling pretty rubbish it was time to rest.
After a couple of days in Thanh Hoa Bob rode to Vinh and I hopped on a horrible bus with my bike. Feeling worse than ever I gave in and started taking antibiotics, which had immediate effect. Now that I’m recovering we should get going again in a couple of days.