Europe-2022 Bicycle-Tour Video; Episode-11

Geese by water

4th September 2022 Garry McGivern’s Europe-2022 bicycle-tour video; episode-11. Garry’s taking the day off from cycling and spending the day in Bray-sur-Seine. Garry decides to stay put as it’s a Sunday and everywhere in France closes for the day. And why not? After all, the campsite is good, and he’s camping on some nice soft grass.

As he heads out to get some supplies before the shops close, he heads down to the water and gets confused between ducks and geese. After all, they do look alike!?!? And he goes viral on Facebook.

This is a two-day video after Garry wakes up on the Monday with the shits, although he does put it a little more politely. But thankfully, by the evening, he’s feeling a lot better.

He then has to contend with another storm, although this one is rather more intense than the last one he had in Monnerville a week ago.

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Europe-2022 Bicycle-Tour Video; Episode-10

Tent and bike

3rd September 2022 Garry McGivern’s Europe-2022 bicycle-tour video; episode-10. Pont-sur-Seine to Bray-sur-Seine. Garry starts his day the way it ended yesterday with some off-road cycling, which is doing Garry’s back no good. But one good thing comes from it as Garry decides to sort his saddle out. It’s hard going on the rough trail, and Garry’s anaemia is evident with his shortness of breath and struggling to talk at the same time as cycling.

After a tough ride this morning and the threat of rain, Garry has an early day. And although it’s a short day, it’s very productive. And maybe this morning’s ride has got to Garry as he starts talking jibberish, and even he can’t decipher what he said.

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Garry McGivern’s September-2022 Update

Stone abbey by water

Garry McGivern’s September-2022 update, well, there’s not much more I can add about September that’s not already been on the website or my YouTube channel. But no doubt I’ll think of something to write and bore you with!

Since returning home from France over two weeks ago, I’ve been rather busy and don’t know where the time has gone. I’ve had four different hospital appointments. Vicky and her family were away on holiday, so I took over the feeding of Toby. I’ve been busy trying to get the videos out from my little jaunt to France, went down to the New Forest for the night, and went to a local farm for Indya’s birthday. Oh, and been busy trying to catch up with my social media, particularly Facebook, which seems to have gone mental.

My first hospital appointment was a routine check on my skin, which was quite timely as I’d recently had a few problems with blisters. And it was one of the reasons for returning home from France early, although I never mentioned it at the time. But I talk about them in the videos. Anyway, after seeing the doctor, who was somewhat concerned about them, sent me for blood tests. She also said that she wished she could prescribe cycling after I told her that usually, when I go away on tour, I can come off all medication. So do I!

Other News

The following two hospital appointments were for blood tests. One for the blisters, which wasn’t a standard test, and I’m still waiting for the results of that one. The other blood test was to check my infection markers regarding my hip. And the third appointment was for my hip, which the consultant was very pleased with, and I don’t have to go back for another year unless I get any problems.

The videos from my French tour have started to come out. They seem to take forever to edit, which is one of the reasons for publishing them as quickly as I am, to get them over and done with. And if you think they’re boring to watch, you want to try editing them! The idea is that each video is posted one month after I filmed it.

Cows by tree
Cows in the New Forest

Holland’s Wood campsite in the New Forest closed for the season earlier this week. And as I’d only managed to get down there once this year, I went down for the final night. It was also another excuse to get away for the night.

It was Indya, my grandaughter’s third birthday on the twenty-seventh. She had her main party with her friends while I was away in France. So on her actual birthday, we went to a local farm, which was good fun. Although you don’t see too much, no sooner do you get to one animal than indya’s moved on to the next. It was still good fun, though, and we all enjoyed it.

See, I told you I’d find something to write about!

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Europe-2022 Bicycle-Tour Video; Episode-9

Vans bike tent

2nd September 2022 Garry McGivern’s Europe-2022 bicycle-tour video; episode-9. Le Lac d’Orient to Pont-sur-Seine. It’s a lovely sunny start to the day as Garry leaves his overnight stop at the campsite next to lake d’Orient. But after a couple of miles, Garry decides it’s probably a good idea with his worsening health if he changes course.

After a change of direction, Garry passes through Troys, which he wasn’t very impressed with yesterday. But today, he finds it quite delightful and discovers an intriguing sculpture. His change, of course, sees Garry following canals all-day. And although it’s been easy riding, he’s had enough of his new saddle and decides that he needs to do something about it. Even though it’s been an easy day following the canals on smooth asphalt, the end of the day is something different.

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Europe-2022 Bicycle-Tour Video; Episode-9

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