First Sunday lunch of the trip - agreed.
Sep 05, 2010
Aug 21, 2011
Where I stayed
Another Campsite on the Loire
Longest lie in yet, body must somehow be tuned into Sunday morning lie ins wherever you are in the world. Did not wake until about 9:30 and then took our time to enjoy a self made hot chocolate. Left at about 11 for St Benoit. There we found a bric-a-brac market which gave the place a great Sunday morning feel. Morning coffee was spent watching a beautiful little girl take on the challenge of a huge chocolate croissant, the result was inevitable and her face was a picture by the end. At one point she was even giving it a go with her hands behind her back. Late morning it rained and rained so we pushed on for lunch in Gien. We agreed that we will always sit down and eat out for Sunday lunch so this was an exciting approach to the town. The first restaurateur removed his board from under our noses, gutted, we have missed lunch service. But no, Polly spotted a very classy establishment which served us very satisfying croque monsieurs topped with Goats cheese (+ 1664) = perfect. Oh yeah. After lunch we agreed to stick to the faster roads making the river banks almost invisible. Sun was now out and we hunted down a campsite. After a few miles we found a pretty unspectacular place at Cosne-cours-sur-loire (it sounds better than it is). Went to the only shop open in town (the French do it differently on a Sunday) and ended up spending 20 quid on lentils and rose (the guy knew he was the only shop open!). Started to notice a lot of vineyards today, only a few miles from Sancerre, fancy a glass of that tomorrow. My knees hurt, must get some Glucosamine.