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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 ...
Woken up by loud hooting, turned out to be the travelling bread van on a Sunday morning!
Not a lot in Vouecourt, a fountain house and a very old church.
Our Next stop was Langres, it is a fortified hill town. Walk part of the walls.
We went through the longest tunnel on our journey, 4.8km through the canal summit between the Marne and the Saone rivers.
Very rural journey for three days ...
... sight seeing, a good lunch, and working like mad on the wifi under the shade of the trees in the park near the tourist office.
We walked all along the main street with its shops, past an old religious building that is now a theater, past the former Jesuit building that is now a College, meandering up and down a few side streets, past the place and park with the Diderot statue, down to the Cathedral St Mammes and inside for a long, quiet and blissfully ...
... and 9 AM and noon and one and two, and 5 and 6 and 7 in the evening. Depending on where you are, you can sometimes hear bells from more than one town at a time.
We visited a marvelous town called Langres and stayed 2 days there. It is the largest fully walled and fortified town remaining in Europe, they say. More about that in the next blog.
Don’t know when I will have enough wifi to post this, but I’m hoping it will be soon.
... to face walking past the dog... and to find out whether his bite was any worse than his bark.
My accommodation in Laferte-sur-Aube was a comfortable holiday-let sourced at a reasonable price on the internet. Not unexpectedly, the village had few amenities to offer the visitor; not even a bar or a shop. Consequently, I would have to make the food in my rucksack last the evening, this morning and, most likely, lunchtime too.
I put on a brave face ...
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