Hotel le Cerf
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As the festival site was starting to come to life again and Napoleon and others were wandering over to set themselves up again for another day of historical revelry, we bid a fond farewell to the little town of Sully S/L. We were sorry to be leaving the magnificent castle of the Duke of Sully and its beautiful park and century old trees and of …
... It was very hot today, 34 degs I think and sunny. Hottest day so far. We stopped in Pouilly to eat our lunch but Dave and I just found a shady, grassy square and stayed put.
Then we carried onto another medieval town called La Charite-sur-Loire with its old ramparts and very old church (construction started in 1050). It was an awe inspiring church but obviously doesn't ...
... the Loire, with boats in the canal traveling high above the non-navigable Loire. As we left the Briare canal, we entered the Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume wine areas. The two regions share opposite sides of the Loire, and both produce great wines, made with the Sauvignon Blanc grape. Sancerre is a hilltop town. That meant that our ride took us up and up to the top of hill, a hard climb at the end of 60 miles. However we were treated to a tasting of the two ...
... beautiful inside. Bits date from the 12 century and of course it has been added to many, many times. We were allowed to walk about the now grassed moat and inspect the siege machines still there. Amazing stuff. (Found out later they were replicas - gutted!)
Back at the bikes we heard a BANG as someone's tyre exploded! This was a real problem as Arie carries tubes/inners but not tyres. We sat in the sun for a good hour while he made a repair that ...
... pears with chocolate sauce) and ice cream.
Eight americans (all know one another), three are couples plus two women, one single and one travelling without her husband. Robyn and Paul, Ruth and Phil, Roberta and Jules, Lorraine, Faith.
Five Australians and one English woman, also a group. Jilly and Alan, Denise, Ros, Cecil (Ces), Jenny.
Three kiwis, us and ...