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Spots of rain after breakfast came as a shock but had passed by11.30 so we took the opportunity to go on the bikes as planned for today. We cycled to the small but pretty town of St Loup and although the round trip was less than ten miles there were a lot of hills to tackle and the heat was excessive. The town (being a Sunday) was deserted, and I half expected to see ...
... any fresher? There has been a market on this site since before 1370 when the present one replaced a wooden one. There is a sense of community here as everyone appears to know everyone else, a meeting place for locals who welcome strangers with the same friendly manner they have for each other. A very nice market, one of my favourites!
We left the ferry port at Caen at 14.15 for a three hour journey to Poitiers... and arrived 6 hours later. Even allowing for 30 minutes getting lost and a half hour break, that's still 5 hours driving and we took toll roads. Stayed in a Best Western hotel made up of apartments with a ground floor and mezzanine built around an old manor house with a little outside pool. Problem was, ours was on the 3rd floor so ...
... br> After returning from our morning of activity we found that there was no-one in the pool and so a quick swim burned a few more calories before lunch. Tomorrow is market day and we will again walk to town to explore and shop, Sunday we are planning another bike ride before Monday and our departure north to another part of France for our last two days before the ferry and home on Wednesday night. But for now the sun is still shining and we still have six days left.
... where I was needed to perform first-aid and open cold beer as medication. The distance was seventeen miles and we cycled another four later on to the Intermarche to buy more sticking plasters. That situation now resolved I am trying to decide whether to have quick swim before getting ready for our fish, chips and beer at 7pm.
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