Depending on which radio station I tune to the rain is certain to come late this afternoon or possible. Strong winds are forecast by one and all. It happens the wind and gusts are coming from the south almost directly the way I am heading. I have pushed and been holding the world against these gusts for nearly six hours and have covered five miles. I have stopped at an abandoned motel. Overgrown and falling down where there is any roof at all I have eaten and fed Nice (the dog). I am tired and my back muscles are stiff despite my doing my best to relax and be patient against the hard winds. I will rest here for awhile.