A wet miserable day - day 9

After dragging ourselves away from the rugby we set off at a late 9:30. It has been damp & drizzly all day today & a muggy 20 degrees. Worlds away from the glorious sunshine of yesterday. I, in particular, have found today to be a hard slog. I think the rest yesterday was in some ways detrimental. The boys however, have been entertaining themselves by trying to get the fastest downhill time. Ian is fastest today topping out at 40.3 mph.

We have struggled once again with the constraints of French opening hours. This is not a place to grab a coffee or a bite to eat when you feel like it, instead it is necessary to eat & drink when you find somewhere open. As a result lunch was improvised sandwiches with cheese, ham & salad from the spar, enjoyed sheltering under the canopy of a bar, which had closed just before we arrived. Their outdoor tables & chairs were welcome.

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