Monthly Archives: May 2014

Day 12

20 May: St Jean de Monts It didn’t look promising this morning. Heavy rain and wind from the south meant I would be cycling into a headwind. Breakfast was good though, and as I packed up the bike the rain … Continue reading

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Day 11

19 May The bus station at St Nazaire was just a few hundred yards from the hotel. After checking in, I walked there to check out the arrangements for the bus and it all seemed very straightforward. There are a … Continue reading

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Day 10 continued.

Blain turned out to be a friendly little town! The hotel was right next to the Church Square and the landlord of the Hotel/Bar/Restaurant, La Gerbe de Ble was most helpful and spoke English well. I had booked in for … Continue reading

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Day 10

18 May: Well, I will try to explain Your Honour!

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Day 9

The little hotel in Redon, The Asther, was a great find. Right in the centre of town, very reasonable and with a secure place to store the bike. The owners have only been operating the place since April and yesterday … Continue reading

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Day 8

May 16 Redon calling! A very nice little town where the Nantes -Brest canal meets the Villaine which starts in the north at St Malo. More importantly, at the junction of the 2 canals close to the centre of town … Continue reading

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Day 7

Pontivy to La Chappelle-Caro Off just after 8 with a breakfast baguette and cheese hidden in my pannier. The hotel was right next to the canal so I was quickly on my way. The section from Pontivy to Rohan was … Continue reading

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Day 6

14 May I decided it was time to get some miles under my belt today. Just under 6 hours in the saddle and tonight I am in Pontivy after another day on the canal towpath. Brilliant sunshine all day, it … Continue reading

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Day 5

13 May A rest day today. A fine breakfast and an interesting conversation with the landlord, ¬†Cliff. It turns out he originally comes from Fontwell but long before the bypass! True to his word, he sorted out my washing while … Continue reading

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Day 4

12 May: Carhaix to Glomel I arrived in Carhaix like a drowned rat. Madame issued me with a hose to wash down the panniers and the bike and with foot slippers before being allowed entry to the house. After cleaning … Continue reading

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