Monthly Archives: April 2016

Day 24 – Bar-sur-Aube to Chateauvillain – 24.71kms

Today quickly deteriorated into a wet day. We spent a lot of time on muddy forest tracks that were difficult to traverse having been cut up by heavy tractors and machinery. Without the wet weather of late these forest walks … Continue reading

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Day 23 – Brienne-le-Chateau to Bar-sur-Aube – 20.69kms

Still on the Old Roman Road near Brienne-le-Chateau. However as Monty Python asks ‘but what have the Romans ever done for us?’ Well, just built roads and water supplies, and developed sewerage, health and education systems – nothing really!!!! The … Continue reading

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Day 21 – Coole to Corbiel – 19.69kms

Outside at 8.15 am in the frost putting on our dirty boots. Joe felt it was going to be a good spring day so donned shorts. We were less enthusiastic about expectations of good weather. Here’s Monique and Jean Pierre … Continue reading

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Day 22 – Corbeil to Brienne-le-Chateau – 26.41kms

Packing up this morning at the Salle de Pelerins in the Marie at Corbeil. Despite sleeping on camp stretchers we’re rested and ready for another day ‘on the road’ and heading for a night in a hotel with a douche … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Chalons-en-Champagne to Coole – 19.17kms

Last night at Chalons-en-Champagne we stayed at a chain of French hotels called B and B. This mourning we enjoyed breakfast there before setting off for Coole. It was the first time we’d had scrambled eggs and bacon since leaving … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Con Sur Marne to Chalons-en-Champagne – 19kms

It’s a classic fashion look – on a cold day wear everything that you have!!!! Monsieur from last night’s hotel was obliging with having his photo taken. This was the small rural hotel we stayed at last night at Con … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Vezry to Conde Sur Marne – 21.67kms

Setting off from our Verzy apartment this very cold morning – but feeling great after our evening enjoying real French Champagne! Looking back on the village of Vezry where we stayed last night. The weather is deteriorating rapidly – grey … Continue reading

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Day 17: Reims to Vezry – 22.95kms

Hotel Monopole had been given the grand sum of 1 star! It did have centrality going for it though! Not only was the bathroom the tiniest yet but the bedroom was minuscule too. Preparing clothing for the bitterly cold day … Continue reading

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Day 16 – Saint Thierry to Reims – 11kms

Last glimpse of the flower beds at the Benedictine Monastery at Saint Thierry this morning before walking off to Reims. Nice tulip colours but not quite colour coordinated with the cycling vest!! Our path quickly deteriorated from a minor road … Continue reading

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Day 15 – Corbeny to Saint Thierry – 23.5kms

The Cormicy village, en-route from Corbeny to Saint Thierry, was resplendent with these colour coordinated blooming Tulips. In the morning shadows the very new growth on the plane trees could be easily seen. Here’s a little history of the town … Continue reading

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