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.

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A brief post today. Not to put too fine a point on it- I’m knackered! The  Garmin disgraced itself this morning by freezing and my map reading skills were suspect. What should have been a 50 kms ride came in at about 75 kms. I got hopelessly lost twice around Jard-sur-Mer despite the advice I received from Jeff and Ally. They sent me a GPS route to upload to the Garmin because a bridge was down but, as already explained, the Garmin was in the merde!

As an aside, here is a photo of the three of us the other day having a warming coffee on a rainy ride:

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The route today was:

  • rainy
  • hilly thorough the forest part of the trail after Jard
  • long – did I mention that? On the upside, I have now covered 625 kms and have therefore done over half of the official distance of the Velodyssey. After this update I will pop downstairs for a celebratory beer before bed.

Along the way I was joined by one or two interesting companions

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and, as every day on the trip, saw some lovely countryside

My personal viaduct

My personal viaduct

Hayfever alley

Hayfever alley

The Marais (marsh) near Jard

The Marais (marsh) near Jard

and finally, a little piece of home from a front garden in Tranche

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1 Response to Day 15

  1. Gilly Strong says:

    Was that a little green gremlin in your garmin? love Gilly

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