Travelsonabike2 France Thursday 9th-April-2015

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycling France on Thursday, 9th-April-2015. St Malo to Genets. 64 miles. Got talking to an old boy last night called Malcolm. He’s 84 and from the Isle of Wight and is cycling to Nantes. On his 65-year-old bike! He’s doing it purely because he’s never been there! He said if he does 20 miles a day, he’ll be more than happy! Good on him hope he makes it. It was really nice talking to him.

It was a very smooth crossing last night. Possibly the smoothest I’ve ever had. Although I really didn’t sleep that well, the room was just too hot. But if I turned the air conditioning up it was too loud and also kept me awake. Suppose I should have opened the window!! Arrived in St Malo on time at 8.15. although by the time I got off the boat and through customs, it was getting on for 9 o’clock. Really nice ride today. I’ve even managed to make a decision all on my own as to which direction I’m heading in! I’ve decided to follow the coastline the same as I did on my first long-distance ride from Bilbao to Bognor.

I went and saw Le Mont Saint Michel this morning, which is always nice to see. Although I didn’t go right up to it as they seem to be doing a lot of building work on the causeway leading up to it. So there was also a lot of dust! Found a nice little campsite tonight. It only cost me €9.50! However, I was wondering if I could find one that was open. I’ve passed a lot today that were still closed. Found pitching the tent really hard going because of my back. So not going to cook. There’s a little restaurant on the site, so I’ll eat there.

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