Domaine de la Thiau
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... budget of York Minister! Pretty decrepit in places. A shame really as it will start to be too dangerous to be in soon.
Off we went again. All in all, 55 kms.
A pear and red wine glazed onion tart with goat's cheese
Home made hmaburger (pattie) with bernaise sauce, coleslaw and potato pompoms
Apricots with a pavlova ...
... a seeming uphill climb against the wind. After leaving Barbizon, we rode through the former royal forest and passed in front of the Fontainebleu chateau again. With better weather, the crowds seemed greater. The sun was out and the castle more photogenic. I did what I so often do, I took more pictures.
France is crossed by canals. Once they were its commercial lifeblood, its primary method of trade and commerce. Today, with railroads ...
The day dawned sunny and warm. At last! We stayed on the barge while Stefan took us over the Pont Canal de Briare. This engineering marvel, designed by Effiel, is a canal within a bridge that goes over the Loire river. The Loire is basically non-navigatable. The canal system was built to allow commerce to flow.
There are literally millimetres to spare each side as he slowly guides the barge through. We then step off and walkback to where we left the ...
Similar start to the day with a bit of rain but also very windy. I had slept better though.
We had 55kms to cover today! We stayed on the barge to experience two of the fourteen locks the barge is to go through today. These are more modern than the "seven locks" the town is named for.
We hadn't gone far when Dave got a flat. Ari changed the tyre quickly and we were on our way. While we ...
... last night.
A most horrible thing happened. I was walking with a lovely, older woman called Jilly who is not participating in the biking, she plans to spend the days on the boat. As we walked she said she was frightened of having a fall so was being cautious. I suggested we walk back a little and take a gentler slop up, which we did. On the way back she walked across one of the bridges and took a slip off a step onto ...