Well, chalk off the first full day of this trip, we are rolling!
I’m pleased to report that the weather was largely kind to Harley and I, after a really dodgy looking start. Roscoff to Rennes was mixed, a bit damp now and then, but OK. I opted to take the Autoroute towards Nantes, by Bain de Bretagne we needed fuel and food and also that’s when it decided to rain like a firehose; for thirty minutes whilst I had lunch.
I turned to cut cross country via Chateaubriant, cos I’d never been there and that was a good enough reason. It’s an interesting place, a bit rundown but has a great Chateau, fascinating old Post Office and really cool Glass Theatre, et voila pictures:
Post Office, which is undergoing renovation and will be a tourist info office when finished.
From Chateaubriant we followed the D163 to Cande, where I had to grab a pic of this old windmill.
My mate Alan thinks that wind turbines should be disguised to look like old windmills, was this what you had in mind Al?
We continued to Bauge where I had a special job to do; more details in another post. After that we headed south and picked up the Loire which we followed and eventually crossed near Bourgueil. The river is more swollen than I have ever seen at this time of year. Grabbed a quick pic to show you!
The sun really came out a couple of times, this is Mouliherne.
Total miles today: 344.
You up for some more tomorrow and get on the tail of Bond and Goldfinger?
I got an open road and a restless soul.