The area around the village of Cong was heavily wooded and sandwiched between two lakes. This blend of forest and waterways combined with protected public lands gave us plenty to find and do.
And so instead of pushing forward we chose to stay a day in this rich area.
By late morning we were out on the walking paths West of Cong enjoying the stroll through the forest; finding all the little treasures and sites to be found.
Afternoon, we were on the bikes again in hunt for a nice spot Dad had read about that would put us on the tip of the larger Southern lake. After one back track and route re-looking at, we had found it!
Luckily for us, this location had a path that ran behind the Ashford estate so we were able to sneak through the back (once again)! They had staff members at many points of the estate trying to collect money to enter the estate - we had been advised by locals that there were many ways to get in without paying...verified twice.
This rolled us out into Cong with some kilometers saved where we packed the calories back in...ready to head back to camp for some R&R.
Cong - a great place for a day off from pulling gear.