Monthly Archives: August 2017

Day 24 – Sand Dunes and Planes

So we are camping again after two nights in a cheep Ibis hotel only €77 a night including Petti dèjeuner. Only problem is we couldn’t cook so two evening meals @ €55 & €75 plus trip into Bordeaux food and … Continue reading

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Day 23 Back on the road again

Today we are heading South again the plan is to get too Biganos it’s a short’ish 45km ride so it should have been ok. The first problem is That it started to rain after about 45mins. We took shelter under … Continue reading

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Day 22 – Bordeaux Sans Velo

last night was so good we have decided to stay another night. We are staying just outside Bordeaux in a small town called Saint Mèdard it’s about a 35 minute bus ride into the centre of Bordeaux. This is the … Continue reading

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Day 21 – We have reached maturity, I’ll drink to that🥂🍻🍾🎉

Today started like many others. We had coffee and porridge talked a bit about where we wanted to get to, packed up and headed out of the campsite. The plan was to ride for about 40km and find a campsite. … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Betties on the road again

We have said goodbye the Hasta Leugo and Ray & Jackie of course. It has been a great break from our holiday, a bit like a mini holiday within the holiday. Bettie and I packed up and said goodbye to … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Bordeaux Wine country!

So here we are in Port Mèdoc just on the tip of the Bordeaux Wine region. You can get some of the most expensive wine in the world from this region. It is rammed packed with Vineyards, Cavès and Château’s … Continue reading

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Day 18 – How do you get across this soding river?

Ok let’s get the ride/sailing stuff out of the way. A plan was hatched over beer and wine the night before, “never a good idea”. Ray/Jackie/Bettie would sail to Royan and I would cycle the 125km, Which was good as … Continue reading

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Day 17 – La Rochelle it is

So after a very short ride and an ill advised loop around & through La Rochelle, we finally found the right harbour and Ray & Jackie plus thier Catamaran, it seems they had upgraded since we last spent a week … Continue reading

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Day 16 – And we are not quite at the Seaside🌞🏖🔥

Yes we nearly got to sea but stopped just short and are staying in the worst and most expensive campsite yet €25 with the laundry included. The campsite is next to a busy road and on the edge of a … Continue reading

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Day 15 – We are getting closer to the Seaside

We are just a couple of days away from La Rochelle and the sea. Its only 90km away and if we wanted we could do it in a day. Although that’s not the point of our trip, it’s not about … Continue reading

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