Darkside

Back on the road again. It feels good. The problem with stopping and starting on tour is that I get pre-trip nerves when I restart. However after  a couple of days looking at maps on the internet to distract/excite me getting on the bike this morning felt very normal.

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I ws expecting to wobble off down the road as my parents waved goodbye. A few miles required to get used to the touring weight on the bike but it was natural, normal and great.

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So into France and time to reaquaint myself with wild camping. I hopefully have my first Warmshowers host lined up in Nantes. So appox. 200 miles to complete over 4 or 5 days to get there. Easy?

I was going to post a nice picture of my first camp but as I didn’t land in France until 2pm I had to set up in the dark. My tent is by a tank at a war memorial site on the east coast of the peninsula.

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I woke up to wind and rain. There was only so long I could stay in the tent before I had to pack up and get moving. 6 mph average into a headwind with torrential rain. It’s been a tough morning!

One thought on “Darkside

  1. Good start! I’m impressed that you are wild camping slready. Good luck on the journey to Nantes & I hope the weather stays fine.
    Cheers
    Andrew

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