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Travel Blogs from Belfort
... shopping in the village shop "Der Laden" and then going out to dinner. Main meal was in Minamoto - Japanese restaurant in Hotel Royal - and desert in Hotel Restaurant Waldhaus.
Back home to catch up with e-mails before retiring to bed.
Weather changed dramatically with rain, rain, rain and lower temperatures (Schneegrenze auf etwa 2000m sinkend!) should get a bit better by the weekend.
... br> We had arrived!
The house felt a little lonely with no Bo to greet us loudly and a sprint around the yard for good measure, no Jamie, no Leena and no Timothy to hug us and no Elli and no Ian to usher us in with a BIG Norris welcome! However, we set about bringing it to life again and cheering it up - just as the chocolate, the Leckerli and the lovely welcoming messages we found ...
Pascal drove us with our car to Zuerich airport, picking us up around 6pm after a days work in and around the house and last minute travel preparations. It was a smooth journey and having checked-in in the morning we didn't have to que too long to check-in our 9 suitcases and surfboard. The kids got excited for our long trip ...
... and Nevere. There, now I know where we have been and where we are - in the Jura as of today.
However to backtrack, we have spent a fair bit of time in the Doubs, following the Doubs River and the Canal de Rhone au Rhine. The Doubs has its source in the Jura Mountains and is a tributary of the Saône.
We cycled from Mulhouse to Montbeliard, from Haut-Rhine to the Doubs, a hot 60 ...
... wine leftover from the night before, bounce along in the basket on the back of my bike.
By mid-afternoon, we found a really nice campsite just on the other side of the canal from the town of Baume-Les-Dames. It seemed to be part of a whole complex with a Halte Nautique (a marina) and restaurant/bar up the road. Cold beer was calling before we set up camp and we ended up sitting with a whole group of New Zealanders ...