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After having to delay our departure by two days following the sad loss of the wing mirror and its housing, we headed off to Dover on the first leg of our Italian adventure on Thursday 16th April. The mirror of the newly replaced wing mirror housing took flight somewhere on the M40 so we have improvised with my make-up mirror and ...
We were on the road before 08:30 again this morning - it was a little chilly but it wasn't long before we were climbing out of the Loue valley so that warmed us up. The ride towards Besancon was along a fairly ordinary French 'D' road with moderate levels of traffic until we were a few miles away when we left the beaten track for my devious quiet approach to the busy town. This route worked pretty well bringing us in alongside the river Doubs but there ...
Woken up by loud hooting, turned out to be the travelling bread van on a Sunday morning!
Not a lot in Vouecourt, a fountain house and a very old church.
Our Next stop was Langres, it is a fortified hill town. Walk part of the walls.
We went through the longest tunnel on our journey, 4.8km through the canal summit between the Marne and the Saone rivers.
Very rural journey for three days ...
Langres is on some official list of the 50 most beautiful cities in France. It is certainly rather spectacular.
It sits atop a tall and quite steep hill above the canal and the surrounding countryside. Happily, there is a bus that runs from the train station down at canal level up to the city on top because I would not much like to walk it!
It is a continuously walled city, that began in Gallo-Roman times - forts have always been built atop ...
... of ground because the little towns along the way are so small that there isn’t even a bakery. One night we stopped at a regular little “nautical halt” at Cheuge. The next night we tied up along the canal next to a cow barn, hoping to get a good TV satellite site line. Very noisy cows! I thought they needed milking, but they kept it up way too late for it to be about milking time.
The third night we were in Cusey, at a ...