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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
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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.
Day 117 - 119 (3/5 July 2013) - Feeling tired, exhausted, accomplished, and a little overwhelmed by the experiences over the last two weeks we found our way to a campsite on the outskirts of Santiago.
Day 116 (2 July 2013) - We have successfully finished the El Caminho Portugues!!! We know, the updates have been rare. However, by the time we made it to a shelter, an Albergue, or a campsite, we either wanted to share our time with the other pilgrims from all over the world, or we were too exhausted to even think about blogging.
Day 106 & 107 ( 22/23 June 2013) - The next day, Ron finally feels better. We pack up to get an early start. It doesn’t take us long to find the yellow arrows to get us out of town and onto the Camino again.

Day 104 - 105 (20/21 June 2013) -  We had a nice evening of trying out some local cuisine and chatting with one of the brothers owning the Albergue in the evening.

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Unfortunately, Ron does not have such a good night of sleep; around 3:00 in the morning, something he ate together with some possible dehydration is starting to give him trouble.