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04 Jun 2016

Spring Holiday 2016 (Days 05/06)

Our initial plan for today was to take the ferry to Jersey and bike round, so our Little Tour of the Channel would be more or less complete. However we discovered that it was going to be very expensive to do, so instead we just cycled up to coast to Carteret, and went for a walk around the headland.

The town is one the first in France to have a railway line from Paris to bring tourists in. Now it's rather sad and run down, though it's still a nice view.

We may not have cycled on Jersey yet, but we were able to see the island through the mist/haze/pollution and we did cycle on some more sections of this year's Tour de France.

I tried a few pictures using the stitch help feature, which can then be stitched back together using Hugin.

  • Total distance today: 28.82 km
  • Total cumulative distance: 382.31 km
  • Pictures of the day: Not Jersey

Today we left our little B&B for our final day of cycling, from Portbail to Cherbourg. We went past a pretty impressive châteaux on the way. It was pretty dull, cold and cloudy most of the day, but by the time we arrived at our final B&B it has cleared up and was warm and sunny if you were out of the wind.

We put our bikes in the garage, changed and then went for a walk round town. The city was pretty much levelled during the war and the post-war rebuild hasn't been very pretty. We were pretty underwhelmed by the shopping options, but we did find some very nice tinned fish to bring home. Dinner wasn't too bad but not the best I've ever had in France either.

  • Total distance today: 62.67 km
  • Total cumulative distance: 444.98 km
  • Pictures of the day: Dry dock