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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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... upper chamber, reached by a circular sloping ramp, had a very tall ceiling held up by an elaborate and quite marvelous tri level timber framing. Stan adores timber framing like I adore fan vaulting and was pretty much speechless!
After the tower we went back to the park and the tourist office and took the little tourist train for a 59 minute ride through the town and then around all the ramparts. It was just too hot and we didn’t have enough time to ...
... this canal, we will have advance warning!
It was so rural that we had no real wifi coverage for almost the whole trip, which is one of many reasons why this blog is very behind times. We did manage to find satellite TV most of the time for the World Cup games, though one night we have watched it on the TV through the computer and one night the best we could do was the Guardian’s minute-by-minute on Stan’s phone. The lack of wifi is ...
... 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 ...