Wednesday, June 21, 2006


This is my second night now in Candé-sur-Beuvron, a very tranqil little village. This morning I went walking and saw the Cosson flow into the Beuvron, then a little further down the Beuvron flowed into the Loire. It seemed like a major event that needed some signs, but it all happened very quietly and calmly!
I then went on a bike ride using a mixture of rides from the Chateaux à Loire pamphlet, about 50km and was pleased it was a little cooler today. I went through Valaire, Sambin, Fresnes, Chitenay, Seur, and had a delicious lunch at Valaire on my return. I then slept in a siesta. (An easy sleep - need to watch my iron levels I think!) The whole bike ride was through the most tranquil countryside, past crops and vines and farmhouses and forest. Saw my first live deer after all the roadsigns! (A young animal; lovely red brown coat.) Very easy to enjoy being on a bike, having a great sense of wel-being.

This village has a seminary where the young priests go out to live in community. Have also seen a Zen temple and a disco place nearby, all in the countryside!


  1. hi kiwi! Sounds like you are having an amazing time. And riding....

    What sort of bike? ( have a missed a description in the blog?) how is the fitness? It certainly has been hot over there and Sydney has been cold and wet.

    Frankly I wish I was on my bike in france! Jim is in Lapland

    Enjoy the rest of your time!

  2. Bike is a touring bike, French, Gitane Mississippi, and rides superbly.
    How can fitness do anything other than improve when you often ride 40,5à or 60k in a day????!!!!!

  3. i agree! I will look this bike up on the net.. :o)
    You are doing great!