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Distance today 273KM
I left Négrèville, had luck at Granville and followed to route of the bay to Mont St Michele. The journey was a pleasure compared to yesterday, although as I approached the Mont it was such a beautiful sight I kept looking at it for too long whilst riding along a very windey road.
When I arrived I parked where the other motorcycles park and got chatting to a lovely American couple ...
We drove on through the seaside to see some more of the D-Day beaches...namely Sword and Juno. Very moving and hard to imagine the bloodshed occurring on the beaches and peaceful villages. Where reading memorials and looking at the first house captured from the Germans by the Canadians and when on French Gentlemen rode past, stopped and in his broken English explained he was there and saw the armada come in. He is ...
For the first time since leaving Nice we decided not to book accommodation and see where we ended up as we drove further west towards to Atlantic coast. It was interesting as we saw some great places to stay but, as one does, kept driving a little further. Finally, we made the decision to stay in Mayenne, which is a relatively large town, but when we got there, they were having their annual celebration with their three other sister cities and there was not a spare room in the ...
... ring a number to get the code to let us in. The hotel was in a beautiful setting on the river Mayenne, so we walked along the riverbank to a restaurant which proved to be more expensive than planned.
I made another ordering mistake, getting a plate of veal kidneys, when I was expecting a serving of veal.
Still, we dined well here and had an early(ish) night. Tomorrow was to be the hardest day of all and we needed all the rest we could ...
... not made easy by the lack of English spoken in this sleepy town. In a fast food joint, I ordered chicken nuggets but got a sort of chicken kebab instead!
The lady who ran the hotel did not speak any English but when I explained we had cycled from St.Malo she looked at us like we were mad. When we came down in the morning dressed again in cycling clothes she asked where we were going. I said Le Mans, and she simply shook her head in ...
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