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We were on the road before 08:30 again this morning - it was a little chilly but it wasn't long before we were climbing out of the Loue valley so that warmed us up. The ride towards Besancon was along a fairly ordinary French 'D' road with moderate levels of traffic until we were a few miles away when we left the beaten track for my devious quiet approach to the busy town. This route worked pretty well bringing us in alongside the river Doubs but there ...
... walls that surround the city proper. It is considered to be the largest continuously fortified town in Europe. In the 1800’s a citadel of military buildings was added contingent to the original wall, but a bit down hill. Those buildings are still there also but we didn’t get to them.
Diderot, the Frenchman who had the most to do with starting the Encylopedia in the Enlightenment spirit of the 1700’s was born in Langres. There is a statue ...
... We wore our waterproof pants and were not greatly bothered. It is very rural, with fields of hay and of barley, plus some corn fields, and many many pastures of cows. The more we climbed the locks, the higher we got.
At the top of the canal on the Soane side, there is a chain of 8 locks, each 5+ meters deep, each about .5 kilometers from the last. They are all automatic, with a remote control clicker, and we worked out way through ...
... in one building, whereas the handbasin and shower were in another building across the road. Though an odd arrangement, it sure beats the idea of wild camping, which was fast becoming the only other option open to me. Moreover, it made my 5 euro lodgings in an annex to the presbytery at Langres Cathedral appear positively palatial in comparison. The unusual aspect of this dwelling place was that it was an old building ...
... up my provisions as best I could. My evening meal comprised two satchets of cuppa-soup (French onion variety) and a packet of four breakfast biscuits brought with me from the UK. It did the trick for a while, but I was forced to dip into today's rations and have an apple and two more biscuits for supper.
I had hoped to watch the France match on TV last night, but a 10pm start was just a little late for a tired pilgrim expecting an early start the next day. I ...