Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Briare - Canalside Aire

Tuesday, 4th October 2016

A really cool start to the day, at 2C, but, it soon warms up, and we enjoy 19C by mid-morning.

The place is jam-packed.

I unload the bicycles and off we cycle, initially, along the Canal Briare, but, the cycle track is not smooth enough for Kathleen's taste, so, we back track and follow the Canal Lateral de Loire, to Chatillon-sur-Loire.

The area is criss-crossed by water ways, at least two canals which are in current use,
plus an obsolete version of the Canal Lateral, and of course, the River Loire, it is very confusing, plus of course, if you end up on the "wrong side" of a water-way, they only option is to peddle to the next bridge to cross.

We do just over 15 miles.

This time, I do get a beer, on Kathleen, 

By chance, we meet our English neighbours, Deryk and Lesley, near Chatillon-sur-Loire, as they sit eating their picnic lunch, prior to continuing their hunt for hidden "geo-caches".

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