Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Day 10 Wed 19/06. Nantes to La Rochelle. Still with girls, They are tough. They had never cycled this far in a single day before but stuck at it. All roadway. 187 k on fully loaded bikes.
From north of Nantes to pick up IHCPT route. Thanks Michael & Pat. Your map was perfect. Thought a lot about Anthony Keane who died earlier this year. He is the reason I'm cycling and he cycled this road quite a few times. Road works added extra K's to trip.
Weather AM was perfect. Cycling through vineyards with a backing breeze. We then had very heavy rain and for the last 50k from Lucon it cleared but we had a headwind to La Rochelle. Checked into an Ibis (and glad to ) it was dark. Still managed to get out for a couple of drinks. Went to Irish bar. (strange experience)