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Thurs 14th Sept
Weds 13th Sept
Tues 12 Sept
Monday 11th Sept
Weds 6th Sept
Tues 5th Sept
Monday 4th Sept
Sunday 3rd Sept
Sat 2nd Sept
How’s that for a haircut?
Thurs the 24th
Sunday the 20th
Saturday the 19th
View from the gardens above the campsite.
A walk around Thouars.
I think Bettie has this covered from both angles.
Apparently it’s Monday the 14th
Sunday the 12th
Saturday the 11th
Weds 9th Aug
Tues 8th Aug
Bettie loves a fountain. This one had Apples floating in the top tier.
Monday 7th August – Well we have finally left home plan was to leave at 9am but we made it out of the house by 10am which is good for Bettie and I. last week we planned to take a couple of days to get to Portsmouth, so a couple of 60km rides. After looking for a couple of hours on the internet we couldn’t find a decent campsite on the way so we just cracked on and did it in one ride. Which I must say had a lot more hills than I remember. Bettie did great and we are now on the Ferry after a shower and some food heading France.
4th Aug – Fail number two. I ordered a new Garmin for Betty to take to France. After waiting 4 days with no response other than an order confirmation. I rang Cotswolds they told me it could be up to 10 days for delivery. Looks like I’ll be going down to Evans to pick one up today:-(.
This Summer Bettie & Fred will set off for France, with nothing but our bikes and some camping gear. Our aim is to cycle around France until we get fed up or Bettie has to go back to work. Our route will take us to Portsmouth and then over to Caen. We will head due south and pick up the west coast of France at La Rochelle. From here there are a couple of options either follow the cost to Biarritz or head inland and cycle the Lot valley. Then head back to Biarritz and San Sebastian in Spain. Where we plan to stop for a bit of a break before heading along the Pyrennes (maybe). This is another check point where we will, depending on time, either head to Mont Ventoux and onto the Gorges Du Verdon.
Ok we are already a week late. I had set a date of the 1st of August to leave home. Which meant it would be a busy run up to the trip as our Boy had finally after 12 years had proposed to Beth and there wedding was the week before we were due to leave. The wedding was great and we had a lovely three day stay in Devon. Unfortunately when we returned I’ve got a serious case of man flu, so we have delayed by a week.
But in the mean time here is a picture of the happy couple.