After a nice coffee and cake, the cycle down took me only 40mins after which I started av new route towards Turrialba. Half way through a high level of exhaustion I crashed!. In horrible rainy conditions my back tyre had blocked and skidded sideways. The next think I knew, I had panniers all over the road and painful elbow. Luckily nothing serious but a good lesson for riding in the rain (the helmet had been useful too).
Turrialba was an absolutely splendid little town, compatible in feeling with Newbury. Got a hotel and did my washing. Put up my tent to dry in the room too and after sorting out my wounds, I left for wander around. The square in the centre of town reminded me of the one in Manzanillo (Cuba) .
I had a some veggies, rice, some biscuits and couple of beers which send me straight to bed :-)