Le Relais Saint Jean
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... almost glad to be back in the car for another 2 hours driving!
The scenery became notably flatter with harvest fields as we approached the Champagne region. At one point we both spotted our first ever twister! OK so there weren’t cows or cars flying around but we could see the dust from the harvest being sucked up into god knows where – very cool and a first for us ...
A 5:30 wake up call (two days in a row now) got us up in time to catch the 7:35 ferry to Calais. A full P&O English breakfast was well deserved. The long autoroute journey began. A longish drive got us to Reims before the kids could really work up into full 'are we there yet' mode! There we had a very interesting and tasty tour of the Taittinger ...
... tracks, quiet country roads and sleepy, well-kept villages that border the river Aube that helps give this town its name. The views are really quite special and I'm not entirely sure my phone captures them well enough.
To conclude today's events, I'll share two rare sights I saw today. First, I saw my first fellow pilgrim in quite a few days. I was taking a short drinks break in a village when this 40yrs+ French guy in a ...
... was thwarted a couple of times due to the interruption caused by the train strike which meant they had to change courses once or twice. They proudly announced that they had ridden 850k and I was hoping they would not ask what we had done so we did not burst their bubble. They did, but were interested to know of our adventures.
Next we we met an English barging couple who we stopped to chat to as they navigated through a lock. On ...
Hi, my battery is low and I'm blogging from the tourist office, so I'll keep this brief.
I had a great time with my hosts in Coole, who invited me to join them and some close relatives and friends for Sunday lunch at a neighbour's house in the village. We had lots to eat and drink (tres leisurely) and so I didn't start my 4hr walk until late afternoon. This turned out to be a wise move as it meant I avoided the worst of another hot ...
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