The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

11th August, Freneuse It was a very dark and very quiet night in the forest and I slept like a baby bear. The trees are so dense that it’s very dark and quite cool, so most families avoid camping there, which in turn means no kids running around at all hours. I...
A Week Off

A Week Off

29th July, Crêches sur Saône   I had a quiet day as unusually I felt quite off colour.  Both me and the weather were very half-hearted so we both took it easy and after a good night’s rest I’m sure we’ll both be brighter tomorrow.   30th...
Burgundy Break

Burgundy Break

26th July, Crêches sur Saône Well sure enough, last night’s accommodation lived up to expectations. It was ridiculously hot and humid in the tent but the mozzies were out in force by the time I retired at 10pm. This was pretty much the same time that the French...
Back to the Grindstone

Back to the Grindstone

22nd July, Beaumes de Venise After a full week of being spoilt rotten it was back to the grindstone today, and quite a shock to the system it was too. I must confess I hadn’t been looking forward to the ride from Eric’s house as I knew it would be mainly...
Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom

10th July, Alzonne After days of intensely hot and humid weather, today started with cool, fresh rain. Since my early starts are in order to beat the heat of the day, it was a real treat not to feel the pressure to get under way. Today is likely to be the last day...