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We set off at 7.00 am, after a night of storms, but the weather, while a little overcast, was dry and mild. We rode along the side of the river, before stopping for breakfast at a little patisserie at Montlouis. The next leg to Amboise was through the vineyards, and slightly inland from the river, with some good sharp climbs. The chateau at Amboise was again spectacular, set right in the middle of the town. We hadn't seen many other cyclists on our ride, but they were ...
We travelled along the "Path of Freedom" milestones which are stationed at every mile for 1000 miles from Normandy to Belgium. We continued to Loure Valley along the Brittany coastline. Brittony is more Irish or Scottish than French. Our tour director told us about the 100 year war. We stopped for a rest at the Rock of Ferries which is very much like ...
... young US Ranger who was 'celebrating' his third wedding anniversary on the day and had been singing celebratory songs with his solider mates. He was fatally wounded at the top of the cliff.
Of special interest were the german concrete bunkers at the top of the cliffs. They were large with quite a few small rooms. Fortunately the Germans did not have the chance to build as many as they hoped, due to constant attacks by the French ...
... History (for anyone considering it, don't bother). I was in and out having looked at everything within 25 minutes! The set up was aimed more at children with little interactive games and display and surprisingly (not) it was all in French which made it even less appealing.
The views around Blois and the Loire River are beautiful and I imagine even more so when its not raining!
The next stop on my adventure is Porto, Portugal.
... the apartment a bit. It didn't say in the book at the apartment whether we were supposed to or not but we thought we’d better. It doesn’t take long to sweep and tidy, clean the bathroom etc when it’s such a small place anyhow.
Once we’d done all we could we were at a loss what to do as we weren’t sure when the boys were going to get back. In the end we made a cup of tea and settled down to wile away some time on our computers. I did ...