So this year I have arranged a short and fast trip in France with three other guys from the Tri Club. We are cycling in Normandy for a short 4 day trip. We should cover just under 600km. Yesterday evening we drove down to Portsmouth to get the overnight Ferry to Caen. Of course we stopped off for a few beers while we were waiting for the Ferry.
Plus some more when we were on the Ferry
The ferry drops you off at 6:45 CET so an early start and it was a great sunrise over the port.
We stopped for a coffee in Trun and as we got there I remembered that Bettie and I had been to this Café before but I can’t remember when or why we where there. Still we had coffee and cake from the nearby patisserie.
I am sitting in the Ibis hotel as I write this after covering the first 130km of our trip. We stopped on route for some lunch in a hotel/restaurant that was a bit upmarket for four sweaty cyclist. The food was great, but I think Jeeves was suffering from too many hours at work and the early start as he had a quick dose between courses.
Now at the hotel and a few pre dinner beers. Jeeves is at it again this is just before he went to bed for a quick pre dinner nap.
We are off to Chez Fano for dinner as recommended by the hotel receptionist. I’ll update on how we get in and tomorrow’s ride in the next post. I also haven’t forgotten the the canal walk is owed a for post as I think I’m only up to day three. But for now tomorrow will see us withing sight of this.