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Travel Blogs from Besançon
... a young Sapper from the Royal Engineers regiment. It seemed quite sad to see him lying there alone and it made me wonder about the circumstances leading up to his death well apart from other members of his regiment.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
(For the Fallen, Robert Laurence Binyon)
My route took almost 9.5 hours to complete today. I'm not sure it was a particularly long distance, but it sure presented a number of challenges to me.
First, I had to climb out of the Valle de La Loue. This meant following a narrow, winding path through woodland that often had the look and feel of a tropicmoBoainforest. My clothing became quite saturated with moisture, some of which was the result of negotiating little waterfalls that ...
... told me she had painted the markers herself.
All lingering doubts and regrets were well and truly banished as I walked through pastures, woodland trails and finally through the tree-clad deep valley through which the river Loue flows. I'd been tying to find an occasion to use a descriptor of the countryside that I'd used previously on the Camino Frances, and now I had it. Without a shadow of a doubt, yesterday I saw France at its most bucolic. I ...
... on streets and squares.
Even a new electric bike shop had a blues/jazz quartet playing outside the shop. It is also the French capital of watchmaking and has a fascinating Museum of Time that we also toured. We didn't fit in a visit however to the amazing Astronomical Clock (1870) in the cathedral of Saint-Jean.
Victor Hugo, writer and poet was born here and you can visit his ...
Bad weather was in the forecast for a few days so we decided to head directly to Besançon where we could wait it out for a few days. We have followed the Canal du Rhône au Rhine on the Eurovélo 6 route from its beginning (or end) in Mulhouse and will continue on it to its end (or beginning) in St Symphorien. As on our cycling trip last year along the Canal du Garrone and the Canal de Midi, you find yourself wanting to ...