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... summer - a win win situation. The lake at its peak in the winter covers up to 4,800 hectares and in the summer can shrink to 1,000 hectares. After visiting the lake we went home for some lunch - scrambled eggs of course! Then we went to a hippodrome where there was a horse competition and we were supporting the blue team. There were 1, 2 or 4 horses pulling a cart with people on ...
... and I picked some fresh cherries from their tree in the garden. At 6pm we watched Brazil vs Chile with a quick dinner at half time. The game was so exciting and had us on the edge of our seats right through extra time and into the penalty shoot out. A storm came through towards the end and at one point the power flicked off briefly much to our dismay! But we got to watch all the important parts. We all settled down for an early night as we were all in need of a good sleep! By ...
... I have a bit of a cold !!!
Turning now to today's walk, I covered 29kms/18miles in just less than 8 hours. The day began cool and misty but got hot again from the late morning onwards. I arrived in Bar -sur-Aube without accommodation and unfortunately the Parish option of a 5 euro bed for the night was denied me; either because it was too short notice, or because it had already been allocated to someone else. In all honesty, I ...
... The barley crop is the closest to being ready for harvesting and has a wonderful golden-brown hue ( cue to start singing your favourite Stranglers tune). I walked the 25kms in 7.5 hours, including breaks, so I reached Brienne - le- Château by mid afternoon. The tourist office fixed me up with a bed in a municipal house allocated for pilgrim use. It's worth every penny of the 10 Euros they charged me. The only downside is that for the second ...
after last night's WiFi fiasco, I'm going to have another go at getting some momentum into this blog.
Since leaving R(h)eims, I've walked for three days through quite contrasting scenery. I spent quite a lot of Thursday and Friday on canal towpaths, which became a bit tedious after a while. To relieve the boredom, I used the kilometre mile posts (spot the deliberate error, there) to see how many kilometres ...
Other places to stay in St-Dizier
Route de Bar-Le-Duc, St-Dizier | 3 star hotelfrom $64
31 Mail Roland Garros, St-Dizier | 2 star hotelfrom $52
62 Rue Gambetta, St-Dizier | 3 star hotelfrom $89
15 avenue de Verdun, St-Dizier | Hotelfrom $63
Route de Bar le Duc, St-Dizier | Hotelfrom $32
32 Avenue de Verdun, St-Dizier | 2 star hotelfrom $65