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 …
... 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 ...
... before dinner, making our efforts seem more worthwhile. We also tasted the red wine of Sancerre, a pinot noir, which was excellent. Sancerre also has a long history of violence and warfare during the French religious wars when Catholics and Protestants fought for control of the region, with the Protestants eventually fleeing. I'll leave further research for those interested.
[We're spending thisTuesday night at a beautiful hotel in the ...
... 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 ...