On the road finally after crossing the Phan Thiet River and some distance to break out of the city and dodging the hustle of city traffic.
Large sand sculptured figures stand on the nearby sand dunes opposite the beach; worthy of a stop and stomp into the nearby cow paddock to see and capture on film.
Organized groups of motor bike clubs as mentioned, all heading up to Mui Ne and Phan Thiet where I just came from. Loaded to the hilt with saddle bags, partners or wives as pillion passengers and all very friendly waving to me whilst I was pedalling in the opposite direction. There must have been a Go Pro video camera to every group with an aim of capturing their weekend adventure as they streamed by in their groups for hours on end. They looked like packets of Jaffa lollies as they approached as they were wearing orange day glow safety vests looking very bright as they came toward me. The wearing of such vests is requisite under Vietnamese law for organised bike clubs when traveling around the country of Vietnam I'm told by my guide.
I was stopped by one biking group who were curious about this one-legged cyclist passing by, so I took the opportunity to stop to chat to this keen group of very nice young kids from Saigon out for the week end and appeared to be very much enjoying themselves.
Noticeably getting closer to Vung Tau and Baria as road signs (distances) to Baria , a well know town very close to the former Australian and New Zealand Task Force Combat Base at Nui Dat and the old Logistic centre location at the beach resort in Vung Tau. However, I've still got to follow the coast around East of there before cutting West towards Vung Tau and Saigon over the next three days and a well deserved rest day after tomorrow in Long Hai by the beach.
xin chao va tam biet