La Garenne 🇫🇷 Rochefort
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Photos generally shot with a Fujifilm X100T.
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Enjoying more paths on the La Charente River 🏞️ through Angoulême. A fair size city too 🏙️ Fortunately, this time the route ‘does’ follow the river! 🙂 Employing wet weather ops 🌧️ hide! Easy day riding & squirreled away by 1630 🤠 #bicycle #cycle #France 🇫🇷
Onto the flatlands & vineyard country 🍇 Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Mostly along La Charente River 🏞️ Looking for a rest up the next day. Found at a municipal campground in Cognac! Closes the 30/09 😳 2 nights it is then 🤣 I found the empty quarter ⛺ #bicycle #cycle #France 🇫🇷
… Think I’ve secured my #wildlife photograph 📷 of this trip #swans La Brassiaud River #France 🇫🇷
… Rest day – I had an idea while cycling my bicycle 🚵♀️ Use a lemon to clean my chain! Citrus 🍋 is a natural degreaser, so why not! Also acts as a clothe too 😆 I don’t liberally go nuts with the oil. A small drop per link. A rinse off & I was impressed 🤠 #bicyclechain
Cognac, past Hennessy & Rémy Martin. The establishments have a look of Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory… mystique! The weather 🌤️ is playing fair once more. I feel it may not last 🧐 #Wildcamp spot found late in the day 😐 1st real mossies 😠 #bicycle #cycle #France 🇫🇷
Rained on & off during the night 🌧️ Temp up too so fairly warm #mosquitoes really happy! 😳 The ride 🚵♀️ started dry but 🌧️🌧️🌧️🌧️ I slowly skirt around Rochefort, then bam, a HI France sign! A room perhaps … ? #bicycle #cycle #France 🇫🇷
… HI ‘Hosteling International’. I look on http://booking.com a room €52 😳 Nothing around cheaper 🧐 I call in, I speak to Benjamin 🇫🇷 can you do better, please? Yes, I can put you in a dorm for €21. You will be alone 👊 I say speak … we are both working on our English! 🤓