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An 'easy' day today, only 83 miles, 5h 40 cycling over 8 hours. It was a case of "just get up and get on with it", and despite a short and fragmented sleep, I didn't actually feel too bad. I took a quick roll round La Rochelle, saw what I'd missed of the beach and the coast in the dark, and then headed off. I went with the 'cycling' map option, and it went nicely for an hour, following a little river out of town, and then we turned out of town ...
... us to the hostel without once getting lost! the concierge is a very gru,py looking but sweet man who made sure we went out and got food before he would let us near the computers. It took several attempts before he gqve us the password. That ,eans it is now quite late and I a, no longer entirely sure of what i, typing. im also aware that the french keyboard is getting the better of ,e so i will stop and try and write ,ore co,prehensibly ...
... how mice feel), but also amazed, like really amazed.
And to my pleasant surprise, we got to ride on it!
Luckily for me I'm not afraid of heights, I was however afraid that the little boy next to me was going to fall through the railings.
The view from the top was absolutely stunning. I could see the for miles. The Loire river, a small park, little shops, little French people walking around doing what French people do.
Happy 4th of July!
This is my 4th year in a row not being home for this glorious holiday and my 3rd year in the past 4 that I've been out of the country.
So when I was in Paraguay last year, I decided to show my patriotism by writing a song all about Independence day!
It's to the tune of The Fresh Prince of Bell Air theme song (just in case you didn't have a childhood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVbQo3IO C_A)
A 1, a 2, a 1, ...
... a good girl and finishing writing my blog entry all about today (which I'm actually almost done with), which I'm sure I'll have stress dreams about finishing, I'm going to sleep!
There's a 9 hour time difference between France and Arizona so I should have the full first day blog up by the time everyone wakes up tomorrow morning!
Au revoir :)
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