Sunday, 10 July 2011

St Point and Burgundy

Chateau Bertzel
Heading north, we made for the camp-site by the Lac near Saint Point, just inside Burgundy.  We’d been there a couple of years before, and it’s a good stopping off point on the long journey home.  We spent a couple of days exploring the hills around the little town of Tramayes, long, gradual hills rather than the steep climbs we’ve been doing.

Today we set off up the biggest hill around, La Mere Boitier, at 760m.  A good climb and then downhill most of the way to Macon, past vineyards of Saint Veran, Beaujolais, Pouilly Fuisse and Macon-Pierreclos.  Vineyards everywhere.  Macon is a busy commercial town, but we didn’t explore, just had something to eat and then off on the Voie Vert/Green Route most of the way back to Saint Point.  The voie vert are great cycle paths much like our railway trails, but better surfaced, and there’s a network of them all over France- really taking off- must find out more!

Tomorrow we set off north and will decide on the next stopover depending on weather

As it turned out-

Weather poor.  Ian desperately in need of wifi, tv for Tour de France, English voices, no more flies, his own bed etc etc  So once we were on the road north, we went for it and ended up 4 miles away from Calais, and an earlier ferry- but then it has been 4 weeks since we left those fair shores.  Ah well, at least we can contact loved ones, and see little faces over Skype!

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