On This Day 13th-May-2019

This week’s on this day post is from 13th-May-2019, my year of recovery after the sepsis I contracted the year before. I had already been to France a month or so early. But I now had a window where I didn’t have any appointments. So why not make the most of my time and head off to one of my favourite places to cycle.

Tall houses
Lovely Saint-Malo

Monday 13th May. Bognor Regis to Portsmouth. 33 miles.

After realising that I’ve got ten days where I don’t have any hospital or doctor’s appointments, I’ve decided to head to France and Saint-Malo. And I’m currently sitting on the Brittany ferry Bretagne, waiting to depart Portsmouth.

I don’t know where or what direction I’m going to head once I get to France. All I know is that I’m going to Saint-Malo, where I should arrive at about eight o’clock tomorrow morning. Hopefully, overnight I’ll decide where I’m heading, or maybe not!!

The staff on the boat tonight have been brilliant and have been helping me out no end. When I went to get supper in the self-service restaurant, the staff were there on hand to carry my tray and see me to a table. If I had known that I would get this kind of service, I would have bought a crutch long ago!

After supper, I spent an hour or so in the bar, which wasn’t very enjoyable. It’s like Butlins on sea with all the cheesy cabaret! I soon left. After all, I still get pretty tired and need my beauty sleep.

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