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... group move on before we started the walk around. Some of the buildings are quite dilapidated but still occupied but those that are crumbling to bits have been abandoned.
After we headed down the hill (where two years ago a HAT tourist in this same tour rode down too fast, missed a corner, hit a tree and died) we continued on our way mainly along cycle only paths or the ...
... Van Gogh copied/interpreted many of Millet's works as he created his masterpieces years later. At one point, there were 150 farmers in Barbizon and 150 painters. So, we visited Millet's gallery, maintained as it was when he painted. That done, we headed south for a 46 mile (74 km) ride to Montargis. Unfortunately, the wind had not abated much. It was no longer blowing as a gale, but it was a steady wind out of the south, turning a relatively flat ...
... set off. We biked about 10 mins - through Briare and slightly out of town to see a 'suprise' Arie had promised. It turned out to be a huge dump for reject products from a ceramic tile and button manufacturing enterprise that had existed in the town for hundreds of years. It was a mountain of tiles! He left us there for 20 mins to explore. Fascinating!
We then headed back into Briare with the intention of looking into the town church to see how the ...
Similar start to the day with a bit of rain but also very windy. I had slept better though.
We had 55kms to cover today! We stayed on the barge to experience two of the fourteen locks the barge is to go through today. These are more modern than the "seven locks" the town is named for.
We hadn't gone far when Dave got a flat. Ari changed the tyre quickly and we were on our way. While we ...
... 7pm. French Onion Soup followed by Pork cooked in honey with a green salad, a cucumber salad and creamy mashed potatoes. Dessert was a plum soaked in rum, custardy tart.
After dinner we took a walk to the seven locks. A distinct lack of any H&S shown again (we have seen this in France). The locks fall several meters and then is no railing or barrier, not even any warning signage! I am glad we did not walk that way in ...