Monthly Archives: May 2014

Day 23

Out and about in Bordeaux: à demain.

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Day 22

Bordeaux I was up early to get the bike to the distributors. There are cycle routes all the way through town so it was an easy journey. I passed the local Deloittes office on the way and thought of you … Continue reading

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Days 20 and 21

Well, it’s been an interesting couple if days! it all started swimmingly yesterday with an early morning departure from the hotel in Royan. I arrived at the ferry in good time and was able to chat with my news friends … Continue reading

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Day 19

Royan Royan is where you get the ferry to cross La Gironde into the “proper south.” The odometer shows just under 80 kms for today. I try to persuade myself that the distance planned for the day isn’t too far. … Continue reading

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Day 18

Rochefort. . After The Lord Mayor’s show! Whoopee! My special hotel vouchers, courtesy of the watch forum, worked so I got an almost free night at the hotel in La Rochelle. Icing on the cake! Rochefort would have a lot to … Continue reading

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Day 17

La Rochelle. What a difference! This morning was a bit overcast but there was no wind and cycling the 45 kms to La Rochelle proved to be much easier than the last few days have been. The track was generally … Continue reading

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Day 16

Marans. Just north of La Rochelle. It wasn’t as wet today, nor was it as far, but it certainly was windy! The Garmin did its best to make up for yesterday’s failures by showing me a route to Saint Michel-en-l’Herm … Continue reading

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Day 15

Tranche-sur-Mer Home for tonight is Hotel d’Atlantique in Tranche-sur-Mer. I have a privileged view, with balcony, above the restaurant. A brief post today. Not to put too fine a point on it- I’m knackered! The  Garmin disgraced itself this morning … Continue reading

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Day 14

A day off in Les Sables. The forecast was wrong. A glorious, but blustery morning saw me lounging in the fine jacuzzi/solar area of this most excellent hotel.  The view from the lounger was stunning. Not just because I could … Continue reading

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Day 13

Target: Les Sables-d’Olonne Another 60km ride today. It rained heavily for a while and I was forced to shelter for over an hour in a shack in a wood.  Even worse, I had to share my shack with a family … Continue reading

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