Friday, 2 May 2014
Thursday 1st May - Bordeaux to Fargues - Left turn to the east!
Loaded up in the hotel lobby and hit the road east along the Garonne; easy riding alongside the river through to the city outskirts and then the countryside of the Graves and Sauternes (The French just love a Bank Holiday and, for us this meant quiet versions of roads which some guides may steer you away from).
We had been meaning to mention cuckoos ages ago as on every day in France so far they have been all around; saying we should have done as we rode east this morning, it struck us that nothing had been heard. Over 30km into the day one appeared and so the stalking continues ;-)
It turned out to be a good day for communing with the locals; had a chat with an old lady about a recently moved pedestrian crossing, got mixed up in a village half marathon (apparently, despite our weight handicap, we were disqualified and will one day have to return the trophy) and, were flagged down by perambulating grand dames desperate to know from where we hailed and where we were headed.
With camping light on the horizon of the day's choices, we headed for a hoedown on Camping a la Ferme for the first time.