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Day 140 – 142 (26/28 July 2013)  -  We received a message from our daughter, that she will be working on a project in England the beginning of August. Since we are pretty much just aimlessly wondering along the Loire, we decided to start heading north, so we could meet her eventually. Actually we are quite enjoying our time here in France, the weather is great, the

Day 137 -  139 (23/25 July 2013)  -  We know we are a little “all over the place”!

Just when we think we have a travel plan, we seem to stumble upon other options that look even more alluring--like the Loire Valley for example.

Day 135 -  136 (21/22 July 2013) - We loved the atmosphere at this campsite!! We also really enjoy having a picnic table at our disposal. Sometimes it is the little things we miss, such as eating at a real table! So we decide to stay a little longer.
Day 133 - 134 (19/20 July, 2013) – After a short down day, we get back on our bikes to ride up to Nantes. As we are leaving the campsite, we meet Craig, who is also heading up into the same direction and gives us a hint on another municipal campsite along the route. However he has a slightly different path planned than we do, so we set out on different ways. To our amazement,
Day 131/ 132 (17/18 July) - Rochefort is a small garrison town close to the ocean. Actually it lays about 9 miles inland along the river La Charente. Here, navy warships were built and repaired. The royal ropes factory is located here as well and its peculiar long architecture is dictated by its purpose.  The town with its huge arsenal buildings was located inland on purpose to protect it

We’ve spent 4 months on the road.

We ride an average of 40-50 miles almost every day; set up camp at night and tear it back down in the morning.

 

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Day 129/130 ( 15/16 July 2013) - The weather has been very hot the last few weeks. Temperatures in the mid 30s Celsius are the norm lately. This makes shopping for food a little more challenging…since nobody likes food poisoning! We also try to get an early start in the
Day 122 - 126  (8/12 July 2013) - We are enjoying some easy riding along the Euro Velo 1 for several days now. The path takes us mostly through a pine forest along the Atlantic coast, which
Day 120/121 (6/7 July 2013) - The next morning we wake up refreshed and ready to head north along the coast of France. Luckily for us, all we have to do is follow the “Euro Velo 1” path right outside the campsite to get us there. This cycling path leads all the way to northern France, where a Ferry connects it to the same named cycling path in the UK and Ireland.