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... Tyne. A "small world" moment.
When ordering the wine, I did ask for "un demi", but, we received a full litre. Kathleen decreed we could not drink a litre of wine between us, at lunch time, and then cycle back along the canal, without serious risk of falling in. Solution, I emptied the water from my water bottle and filled it with half a litre of Rose, which we drank later, as we rode back to the van.
... we do not get a reduction in price, which, does not please Kathleen.
But, we have a good view of the Basilica from our pitch, to compensate for the lack of electric hook-up.
An evening stroll across the bridge, into Nevers, rounds off the day.
Nevers is quite a lively town, lots of eating and drinking places, all ...
Will write this up as time permits but the highlight for me today was the visit to a little village called Apremont which is very proud of being beautiful and rightly so http://www.apremont-sur-allier.com/the% 20village.html
Before that we went to the city of Nevers.
Up and off on time. We road up and down a local road to warm up then we headed straight up to Sancerre, a hilltop, medieval village. It was 3kms up. I took it nice and steady and was able to achieve the climb without stopping or getting off.
What a wonderful spot! Narrow little streets, a wee square with cafes, patisserie surronding it. We sat and had a coffee to let the rest ...
... barns, charolais cattle, donkeys, alpachas (!) and ancient cottages. The wounded bike made it back and we felt pretty good on arrival.
The evening consisted of a wonderful meal, petanque and Dave and I walking to the village in the dusk (note LOOK UP THE CHURCH FOR INFO. St Etienne something??? Huge and imposing, norman??)
Dinner was a salmon and cheese mousse, bass with green salad, new potatoes, green beans and butter sauce, cherry custard ...