Monday 22nd May Day ten Pornic to Barre de Monts: 47km, 146m climbed, 2hr 40’ Total Distance 473km “Where are Hannah and Matt when you need them?” Sighed Wendy as she realized that we were going to have to do the washing up. It was 1930 and a lovely evening in Notre Dame de … Continue reading Incidents and Accidents
Sunday 21st May Day nine Paimbouef to Pornic: 45.3km, 283m climbed, 2hr 48’ Total Distance 426km It’s great to be back on the coast and heading due south. The Nantes – Brest Canal was great to ride alongside. It was very pretty and very peaceful but it did feel as if we were … Continue reading Oh we all like to be beside the seaside
Saturday 20th May Day eight Total Distance 381km We are sitting in the camper-van looking out over the estuary of the river Loire, just over the lane is a Bavaria 36 and behind that is a cracking view of the refineries and chemical plants of St Nazaire. How we quite got here we … Continue reading Nantes and the wormhole in the space/time continuum!
Friday 19th May Day seven Rieux to Nort sur Edre: 72.3km, 121m climbed, 4hr 41’ Total Distance 381km It was hard work today. Well clearly not as hard as work; I can still remember what that was like – just. But for someone living the carefree, gadabout lifestyle I have been trying … Continue reading Au Revoir Bretagne
Thursday 18th May Day six Josselin to Redon: 84.3km, 137m climbed, 4hr 43’ Total Distance 309km Today’s section was due to end at Redon. Redon might be lovely place with delightful people and full of shops and restaurants selling all sorts of wonderful and enticing things; however it will not benefit from the Jones’ … Continue reading A Record Day With A Sting In Its Tail
Wendysday May 17th Day five Pontivy to Josselin: 48.5km, 127m climbed, 2hr 51’ Total Distance 224km Last night I promised you jeopardy and boy do we get it today! We had a great night last night. We had a shared barbeque with our new chums around the site’s bbq. Christine, Geoff (both at least … Continue reading Pluie!
Tuesday 16th May Day four Gouarec to Pontivy: 41km, 142m climbed, 2hr 46’ Total Distance 175kms It’s 30°C in Pontivy this afternoon. Pontivy is an attractive little town at the confluence of the canal and the river Blavet that made it a key centre of commerce. It’s got more than its fair share of … Continue reading Our thanks to the Bourgers of Pontivy
Monday 15th May - Day Three Carhaix to Gouarec 50.4km 251m climbed 3hr 27’ Total Distance 134kms We set a new world record time for getting on the road this morning. We were on our way by 1000! Wendy and Alf in the direction of the Intermarché supermarket and then on to Gouarec. Me off to … Continue reading The Nantes – Brest Canal
Sunday 14th May - Day Two Morlaix to Carhaix 50km 298m climbed 3hr 45min Total distance 84km "You can't see me!" Jumped out of bed this morning and amazed that my legs felt fine. They were still fine after our 40 minute walk to the boulangerie to buy today’s baguette and because it is Sunday … Continue reading Carhaix here we come
Saturday 13th May Day One Roscoff to Morlaix 34km 2hr 20min The plan was to wake at 0700 for a prompt depart from Roscoff Ferry Terminal at 0900. I was wide-awake at 0530 going through the preparations I needed to make when I got up. This proved so stimulating that the next thing I noticed … Continue reading Let the cycling begin!