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... could escape but Tom Tom found us an alternative taking us straight through the middle of a village as they were setting up the square for the market. Tom Tom has a penchant for excitement alright!
Our first stop was in the region of the Marie Poitevin, a low lying swamp that has been heavily canalised to enable access for farmers. Known as the Venice Vert (or green Venice) it is France's answer to Mandurah! The next day we headed for our ...
... while the thunderstorms past over. Then set off on the Voie Verte towards St Lo, quite a big city about 14km away. It was a very pleasant ride past farms along the river but seemed to take forever with no distance markers. We got bread and cheese at the supermarket in Mauffe and turned back, while Barry carried on for a long ride to St Lo in search of wifi which proved to be a bit of a mission. He was rather tired when he finally got back. After a late morning we set ...
Getting out of our car in the farthest reaches of the parking lot the heat hit us. It was smoking hot, luckily we got to cram into a bus sardine style instead of walking the 5 km through the muddy wastelands to get into the Mont a Unesco heritage site. It was pretty fabulous from far away it was cool up close too but the thousands of people cramming around you, kind of took something away from the experience. We shoved our way up the steep winding ramp past gift shops, hotels ...
... on one side next to what had been the great hall, and what had been residences against two other walls were long gone. In gaps where stonework had crumbled were metal walkways, and as always the views from the top down into the ruin and away across the countryside were lovely.
In the best preserved tower was an exhibition on the art of the table. I hadn't understood the girl at the desk, not sure what a ...
... to give way at small intersections but approaching with caution has been our rule of thumb. By the time we worked ourselves out and had a bit of lunch, Luke, Kate and the kids were arriving in their boat. We spent the remainder of the day driving as far south as we could arriving at a camping ground where Kate and I pointed at the semi English tariff sheet and tested what little French we ...
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