Day 17. Saturday 23 September
0 kms today – day off. Total cycled: 830k or 516 miles. About 280 miles to go.
Feeling: Good, but a little tired. No saddle soreness, but quadriceps certainly know they’ve seen active service.
First, a big thank you for reading my blog and for so many wonderful comments. It’s really motivating.
Today has been a pit stop, getting laundry done, tinkering with the bike, and resting. Tomas has arrived safely and will be taking over James’ bike. James returns to Wimbledon tomorrow while Tomas and I set off for the Dordogne, and then up over the Causses (high limestone plateau) of Quercy to link up with Doug in Figeac on Wednesday. Doug and I will then cross the Cevennes.
James wrote a great post on yesterday’s blog. We have seen some wonderful parts of France together and this week has been no exception. I didn’t really do justice to the Creuse valley, the beautiful villages, and the artistic community there; so I’m pleased he highlighted them. And let me also give credit to the guys from Birmingham who took over running a B&B in La Souterraine just six weeks ago. If you’re headed this way, do go and stay at Maison Volière
That’s it for today. More tomorrow.