Nevers to Gannay-Sur-LoireJune 24, 2017 in France
The heatwave has passed. Forecast 26 degrees maximum. Just a few hundred meters from our hotel back to the canal path and on our way. Beautiful riding, with the first 46km on sealed canal tow paths and the rest on quiet country roads. After about 35km we stopped in Decise for a coffee and picked up a chocolate eclair and tarte framboise (raspberry - very yummy) to share for morning tea and a ham and cheese "sandwich" (half a baguette) for lunch.
We rolled into the little campground feeling pretty good at around 1:30. Lovely shady spot, nice cheap local beer "Blonde de Gannay". The place is run by a Dutch couple, and all the other campers seem to be Dutch, as is the lady who runs the local epicerie (convenience store).
We are booked in for dinner.
Later... At dinner we all sat together, us, Isabel and Annette a German couple, French David and his son William, and our Dutch hosts Peter and Trudy. We actually briefly formed an international music group but we felt the world wasn't quite ready for us yet.
72km today, total about 760km.Read more