Today my luck changed. Heavy rain and strong headwinds all day. I progress incredibly slow on the flat and open road with no shelter. Two flats at the worst possible time, fixing them in the pouring rain. At noon I reach Cordoba, the last big city. It’s slow going through the city but from now on there will be very little traffic and no more city delays. In the afternoon a thunderstorm gets me on a completely flat road without trees. It rains, hails and the thunder and lightning is everywhere around me. I’m getting scared by the lighting and stop for a moment, lying in a wet trench next to the road. I push further and in the evening reach Berrotaran where a local cyclist invites me to stay. A much needed comfort after a terrible day on the road.