It’s always difficult to get moving again after a rest day, so having had two glorious rest days in Tucson, and adoring the little B&B where we stayed, it wasn’t easy. However, we felt refreshed by our break, and were thrilled that the weather was being kind to us for a change. It was a fairly straightforward 72-mile ride today from Tucson to Florence, AZ. The sun shone and the winds were light so, although it was a long way, we completed the journey in good time, and at a moving average of 14.1mph, our fastest average for some time. The scenery was lovely as usual and, as well as the various cacti to which we have become accustomed, we were also treated to masses of wild flowers along the sides of the road as we sped along. When we arrived at the hotel, we soaked in the hot tub, followed by a quick cold plunge in the pool before heading across the road to a small Italian restaurant (in fact the only restaurant around) where we had pasta/pizza and a glass of wine: just the ticket. We’re off to Phoenix/Scottsdale tomorrow, and will then be back on the cycling maps again…California, here we come!