Day 10 St-Etienne-des-Sorts to Forcalquier.

Weather cloudy start 11c. Over breakfast Kaye had been checking the weather on her phone and pulled up news of the fuel crisis which would explain why we had seen queues at petrol stations yesterday, the reports of shortages were not encouraging but we thought there was just enough fuel in the motor home to…

Day 8 Entraygues-Sur-Truyere to Bagnols-les-Baines

The forecast for today was heavy showers to start and temperature of 8c. It had rained now non-stop since yesterday morning and there was a brief early morning lull between the rain ending and showers starting and hats off to anyone in a tent overnight. I had just left the campsite as I looked back…

Day 7 Gramat to Entraygues-Sur-Truyere

The forecast was for showers to start and 13c with a weather warning for heavy rain from mid-day and temperature going down to 11c so I opted for the 7-45 departure and this was a short stage. It was not a great start to be woken by heavy rain on the motor home roof but…

Day 6 Naihlac to Gramat

Weather was clear sky and 6c, a chilly start but forecast to reach 27c. I left the camp site with a climb to start, not ideal. It soon became clear the local economy was built on walnuts, rows and rows of trees covered the hillsides and when I reached to top of the ridge there…

Day 5 Confolens to Naihlac (nr Hautefort)

Forecast, temperature 11c overcast with showers. We were woken by the sound of rain hammering on the roof of the motor home, not what I was expecting, I must have been in touch with my feminine side as I had three changes of clothing before I was ready to leave. The roads were very wet…

Day 2 Vitre to Brissac-Quince

The day started overcast and very misty with a temperature of 5c that required a thicker long sleeve jersey to start. The roads out of Vitre were very good and I was soon rolling along through lanes and countryside that were a mix of arable and livestock. Lots of silage was being cut as well…

On The Road Again

2014 saw my first full year of retirement and a certain trepidation of how I would fill my time. I should not have worried as a sailing challenge got ticked off the bucket list and a cycling milestone of pedalling ten thousand miles in the year. This left 2015 with an empty diary so with…