Domaine des Roches
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Up and off on time. We road up and down a local road to warm up then we headed straight up to Sancerre, a hilltop, medieval village. It was 3kms up. I took it nice and steady and was able to achieve the climb without stopping or getting off.
What a wonderful spot! Narrow little streets, a wee square with cafes, patisserie surronding it. We sat and had a coffee to let the rest ...
... taking the brunt of commerce, many canals are recreational havens. We saw quite a few boats making their leisurely way through the canals and their locks as we pedaled into the ever-present south wind. Riding those 46 miles was a long slog. Beautiful, with stone villages and the ever present churches, but still long, with the wind always pushing against us. We arrived in Montargis in the afternoon. Everyone, it seemed was exhausted from hours of pedaling ...
... set off. We biked about 10 mins - through Briare and slightly out of town to see a 'suprise' Arie had promised. It turned out to be a huge dump for reject products from a ceramic tile and button manufacturing enterprise that had existed in the town for hundreds of years. It was a mountain of tiles! He left us there for 20 mins to explore. Fascinating!
We then headed back into Briare with the intention of looking into the town church to see how the ...
... we explored an old railway station house that is now in the middle of nowhere with no rail line to serve.
The wind was pretty fierce. We found out later there were gusts of up to 80kph. There was often a head wind so parts of the day were difficult!
We explored Gien (coffee, patisserie, toilets and bottled water are on the list for any stop). Loved the bridge here.
A really ...
... She hit her head with a terrible thack. It was horrible. Her friends rushed to her, some local people helped and an ambulance came. That took 20 mins as we are a way out in the country. She gashed her head but the big worry was the possible concusion. She, her husband and one of the crew have gone to hospital. Hopefully she will be fine and back tomorrow.
DISCLAIMER! I have to say we visited so many places that I ...