Domaine des Roches
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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... budget of York Minister! Pretty decrepit in places. A shame really as it will start to be too dangerous to be in soon.
Off we went again. All in all, 55 kms.
A pear and red wine glazed onion tart with goat's cheese
Home made hmaburger (pattie) with bernaise sauce, coleslaw and potato pompoms
Apricots with a pavlova ...
The following morning, the wind was gone and the sun was out. Our ride that day was about 61 miles (98 km), so we were all happy for the change in the weather and the chance to enjoy rural France without getting soaked, or worrying that we'd be blown off our bikes. We left Montargis and headed for Sancerre. At Briare, we cycled along a beautiful canal. We came to the Loire River and followed it for miles. The Briare canal ...
... 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 ...
... a bit for the rain to abate and the lightening to stop. After about 20 mins it did, the rain subsiding to drizzle. Along the first road and straight up a hill. I was pretty pleased I got up without having to stop. It started pelting again so we took refuge in an old church for 15 mins or so. Then off we set again.
All in all we covered 41kms. The rain stopped after a couple of hours and we dried out nicely.