Mud Continues

The mud is slowing me down and I'm getting tired and yet there doesn't seem to be any end to it.
This guy stops for a chat, I get him to pose by his bike, wellies look like a very good idea

then he's off

The villages are very basic

I take a break for a while and decide to get a photo while I'm not on the move

Ahead of me, it looks like this

It's getting late in the day and I'm hoping this sign indicates the end of the mud, but there are no guarantees, the town on the kilometre post is not on my map.