To Saumur

by Administrator 10. June 2008 17:30


La Breille Les Pins to Saumur.

Up at 06:30 to a cloudless sky and therefore, an early start at 07:00. We were still later out of the campsite though than most of the inhabitants who were living in the static caravans. They seemed to be of east European extraction and we assumed that they were probably fruit picking for a local farmer.
A quick 3.5 miles through the nearby woods and over a small hill to Brains sur Allones. As Tony put it “brains for breakfast”. At the top of the small hill in the centre of the wood we could see in the distance a large block of flats, (“abot loike yow cud see in Dudeley from Kinva Edj”) this later turned out to be the chateau above the Loire at Saumur. We next saw it at 11:30 as it appeared from behind a farmhouse after a mainly road walk that got steadily hotter until we hit town on the island in the Loire linked by 2 superb bridges 1 to each bank, which is about 1km long and is maybe a third of the town of Saumur. About 13 miles today and a hot afternoon lying on campsite and shopping for dinner in town. Saumur is probably the size of Worcester and is the largest town we have been in since Laval (which was wet and horrid).
We shall now process gently up the Loire valley over two days to Chinon, a slightly smaller town, where with the aid of the miracle of modern telecommunications (well it is a latter day pilgrimage), we may meet up with the two most important people in our lives on Thursday evening.
Link to where we are on Google Maps


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