Tunnels, tunnels, tunnels carved through the Alps. No jagged skyline. Road soaked in rain and fog. Only reprieve to be found in long, dark, humid tunnels, 500m lang, 2,5 km lang, 5,4 km lang, 7,3 km lang, 10,2 km lang. The progression was hypnotic. The kindly Austrians inform regularly of your advance. As you penetrate, no radio down here. Deep, deep, deep. Breath, breath, breath. Hold nose and go down for the plunge. Music through water. Breath, breath, breath.