Saturday 21st September 2013. Neufchateau to Gerardmer.

Neufchateau to Gerardmer. 75 miles.

Nobody at the campsite to pay last night and also nobody this morning, I like free camping especially when there’s a nice hot shower!
Very misty start to the day but once it cleared it was a lovely sunny day the first I’ve had on this trip and hopefully not the last!
It’s got a lot more hilly had two big Cols to go up the first at 433 metres and the second at 677 metres! Got another one tomorrow that I know of, the Col de la Schlucht at 1135 metres I think, that’s something nice to look forward to tomorrow!
Was hoping to camp tonight, I’d already had it in my head what I was going to have for dinner, beef  (Out of a tin unfortunately, but still quite nice) with potatoes and a bottle of red wine, I can get a good bottle of Merlot (not that I know what’s good or not, I just know what I like!) for less than €2. Instead I’ve had to have some pastry with meat in for a starter, pasta as the main course, cheese and bread and then a tart to finish with, all washed down with a bottle of house red!

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