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I'm in Casablanca now, it's 31°, Nantes was 12 °. It's brown like Australia, France was lush and green,I don't suppose they have great tasting strawberries here. How odd, this morning I was wandering around the market in La Boule, now Casablanca. Two hours flight and the world has completely changed, it's not like this in Australia! Waiting for Dad (Chris), I haven't heard from him. I wrote an email on Friday, no response. Hope all is ...
... or bust!!! We alternated with losing the cycle path but eventually all found Nantes.
Enjoyed our rest day in Nantes where we toured the Chateau of the Ducs of Bretagne - fascinating displays - before taking the tram out of town to the "Floriales International" - Europe's largest garden show! We had been seeing the poster BUT now we had to have that one, too!
Beautiful cycle along the Loire to the small ...
... for a quiet road we enjoyed rolling past the white-washed houses with red tiled rooves and azur blue shutters. As traffic increased we were very impressed with the courtesy shown to us by camper vans, cars and buses in waiting to safely pass us as we clung to the narrow shoulder!
We now have are first day behind us - 53 kl - and we have to admit that we're feeling a little pooped!!!
... but I have to say I got on pretty well here. The city had a cool laid
back feel but still
managed to have a buzzing vibe. Walks along the river reminded me of
and the city was easy to
navigate (on foot) although I wasn't allowed on the tram unless
I was like a babe in arms or in a shopping bag(really?) the
pensioners did give theses options fleeting consideration but on
balance decided that neither was really a ...
... here. We like visiting those because they are free. ;) From Orleans we were able to do a day trip to Amboise to see the Royal Chateau (a king of France lived there once! The one married the Catherine de Medici I think. Oh and Napoleon lived there for a bit too, but that was when he was in power and I get the impression he could just show up at any chateau and be like "Yo, I live here now."). We also saw Leonardo DaVinci's house. But it cost 12 euro to go in! So we took ...
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