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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 ...
... the mighty river Saone. Three times wider than the Thames even though still 100 miles from the Mediterranean.
Stopped at Pontailler-sur-Saone and at Auxonne before reaching our winter berth at St Jean de Losne in Burgundy.
Our journey home commences by train with stops at Dijon, Troyes and Paris and finally the Eurostar.
Cheers for now!
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We came back down the street and found a nice hotel restaurant for a super lunch. We had a specialty of the region - duck confit inside puff pastry, served on a bed of caramelized onions and apples, with a small salad topped with the local Langres cheese. Delicious!
Then back to the square for more wifi.
Then we walked along other side streets to the one tower that is open to visits. It is the Navarre Tower, one of ...
... of ground because the little towns along the way are so small that there isn’t even a bakery. One night we stopped at a regular little “nautical halt” at Cheuge. The next night we tied up along the canal next to a cow barn, hoping to get a good TV satellite site line. Very noisy cows! I thought they needed milking, but they kept it up way too late for it to be about milking time.
The third night we were in Cusey, at a ...
It's Sunday morning and I'm taking it a bit easy after two long walking days. I got back on route when I arrived in Langres on Friday evening and this was followed by a 36-40km walk from there to my lodgings here in Champlitte.
I didn't want to walk that far but my accommodation options were nil in the small villages in between the two aforementioned towns. Once again, I had to call on my family travel agency ...