Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in France on Saturday, 11th-April-2015. Les Pieux to Grandcamp-Maisy. 75 miles. Last night certainly wasn’t the best night’s sleep I’ve ever had. first of all, it started to rain, which in a tent always sounds a lot worse than it actually is. I was just getting used to that and started to drop off again. When the wind got up and started rattling the tent about. I knew I should have put the guy ropes out. But me being me and being a bit lazy. I very rarely do, and besides, it’s hard enough putting the tent up at the moment as it is!
I lay there listening to the tent flapping in the wind. wondering whether to get up and put the guy ropes out. but I was too cosy and warm in my sleeping bag. so I just cat-napped for an hour or two, dozing off for a while. Only to be woken up by the tent flapping in the wind! Needless to say, I’ve put the guy ropes out tonight!
It’s Not Been An Easy Day
There’s been a strong, cold wind all day today. sometimes with me, other times against me. but luckily, it seemed to be with me the majority of the time! Had rained this morning for the first time on this trip. I’d just got to Cherbourg when it started. I’d seen a sign for McDonald’s, so I thought I would wait it out in there. but unfortunately, they don’t open until 10 am over here so I had to keep going. I hadn’t put my waterproofs on, thinking that I was going to stop. So by now, I was pretty wet. and I couldn’t find my way out of Cherbourg. Probably because of the rain. I tend to have my head down and miss signs!
I eventually stopped to put my waterproof jacket on, although it was possibly a bit too late! Once, I had my waterproofs on. I was able to look at the signs a bit better and soon found my way out. The rain lasted for about two hours before clearing up, leaving a lovely sunny day, although there was still a strong cold wind.
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