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... couple of 'bonus' climbs before we arrived at the river. The route out of Besancon was a bit more trafficky but we managed OK without getting lost or losing each other! Once clear of Besancon our route has been a delight - mile after mile of undulating empty roads through a mix of woodland and farmland. Near the end of our day we came across a road closure at a railway bridge but fortunately the diversion was quite short.
132km on the clock for the ...
... the mighty river Saone. Three times wider than the Thames even though still 100 miles from the Mediterranean.
Stopped at Pontailler-sur-Saone and at Auxonne before reaching our winter berth at St Jean de Losne in Burgundy.
Our journey home commences by train with stops at Dijon, Troyes and Paris and finally the Eurostar.
Cheers for now!
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... whole thing. That also took us past the Hotel de Ville and an interesting modern building that holds the art museum. The train actually drives on the ramparts and some of the places it squeezes through are amazingly small!
The countryside around Langres has several large man made lakes, all manner of outdoor recreation forts, abbeys, crafty things. Not an area we had ever been in before but a great place to visit in France. I expect we will be back again sometime. ...
... Balesmes Tunnel. It is a one way tunnel, 4823 meters long, about 8 meters wide, plus a tow path on the side. It is well lighted. You are supposed to wear life jackets, turn on your navigation lights, and a few other things, but there is no one around to check that you do. The one way traffic is automatically controlled with your remote clicker that activates the locks. When we clicked for entry the red light turned green and the notice board said Go ...
... couldn't watch the pack, so I had no option but to continue on towards my destination. The only compensation from this sorry affair was that I used the ticket money to enjoy an ice cold beer and a hot, frothy coffee at one of those rare, open-for-business cafe bars I happened to stumble across less than 20 minutes later. I must admit to feeling a bit aggrieved about the way the abbey staff handled my situation, but I'll say no more on the matter for now.
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