27.06.2011 - 02.08.2011
We payed €4.40 each for breakfast today expecting the usual continental breakfast, but boy were we in for a shock. Instead we got the choice of french stick and jam or cornflakes and orange juice. Milk was put on the table for the cereal so as you do I poured it on, left it a couple of minutes minutes while I made tea and then began eating, only to find the milk was boiling hot and I now had a bowl of warm corn flakes. It wasn't the highlight of my day by far and Len was less than pleased with his 3 pieces of French stick.
It was 28 degrees and we soon laughed off the breakfast and got moving. Today's plan of cycling to find the castles on the Loire Valley failed. However, we cycled round all of Beaugency and by the big bridge here that is really important but I'm not sure of the name. After the Mcdonalds yesterday we thought it best to visit the local "supermarche" and bought food to make a yummy chorizo and tomato pasta dish, we certainly needed a proper meal. After hours of cycling however we are both aching due to the terribly uncomfortable seats on the bikes. It was surprisingly relaxing though because it's so peaceful here. We both really enjoyed the cycling so it was worth the pain and spent an hour relaxing at the end of the day by the bridge. It's brilliant that it's still sunny at 9pm! Bordeaux tomorrow ...
Lennie's input for today: Laurens strict regime of sun cream has left me as pale as I was in England!!!