Spoke to Dad earlier. He is camping at Shell Island which apparently is Europe's largest campsite http://www.shellisland.co.uk/! He is happy as it has a bar! Weather has been fantastic. A bit chilly to set off with but lots of blue skies today!
Today's route has taken him from Furnace and back into Machynlleth where he had an early morning coffee to warm him up! From Machynlleth it was onto Aberdyfi. He calculated it out to cycle around the River Dovey estuary (Borth to Aberdyfi) had been 24 miles. If it had a ferry across it would have been 1/2 mile! It keeps him fit ! From Aberdyfi he picked up the A493 to Tywyn http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tywyn and then Bryncrug and then through some hard places to spell and onto Fairbourne http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairbourne where he took the toll bridge over to Barmouth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barmouth. That cost him a £1.00. It was then on through Tal-y-bont and over to Shell Island. Today has been relatively flat well he hasn't had to get off and push his bike.
He has tried a couple of shops for a new tyre but still no joy so he's had to put on his emergency tyre .... apparently that is more likely to get punctures! He did explain why but it sounded a bit complicated.
On the menu tonight is cup-a-soup and pork pie with tomatoes. A banquet fit for the kings!
Tomorrow he is heading for friends at Porthmadog so he'll have a leisurely day on the bike.
He is going to give me an estimated date of arrival back home as both the Sentinel and Radio Stoke are possibly going to run a feature. We might to arrange some sort of Welcome Home. I'll keep you posted.