After meeting Anna-Maria at the airport on Thursday night, we spent Friday walking around Bordeaux.
It’s a nice town with everything from designer label shops to smaller, more hip areas where everybody wears black and the hipster abound.
On Saturday we started walking out towards the coast and unfortunately we had to walk along some heavily trafficked roads. Never the nicest experience, but all the cycle paths seemed to lead the wrong way. It got better on Sunday, we found smaller roads that were pleasant to walk along. Now the problem was that the Mule was harder to push!
The weather has been good with only a few drops of rain. The nights are colder than I expected but still not to cold and the day’s have been sunny and warm.
Anna-Maria seems to be enjoying being on the road and we have walked about 30 km a day during the first 3 days.
We ran into a couple from Argentina just outside Gastes and later that night we found them again when we were looking for a campsite. We ended up camping next to them and they shared some wine with us and told very interesting stories about biking around in different parts of the world. From being lost in Patagonia to camping on all the seven hills of Rome!
When I get a link to their blog I will post it.
Writing this at McDonald’s in Mimizan where we will do some shopping and then head towards the Atlantic coast beaches that stretch down to Biarritz. If the weather stays warm there might even be some swimming in store during the coming days!