It’s been a week now that I’ve left London, but it feels like a month with the amount of places I’ve seen so far. Saying this, today’s ride was a little bit boring, because I chose the main road between Saint Michel to Rennes, which doesn’t really lets you enjoy the surroundings.
The only interesting thing I saw in the morning, as I was getting lost to find my way, was a German cemetery just 10km outside Saint Michel with a few thousands dead soldiers. I think there aren’t many German WWII cemeteries outside Germany any more.
For lunch I bought a sausage and a few other stuff from a local market on the way and had them outside a fire brigate. I didn’t know that was the fire station, up until I asked one of the guys to refill my bootle with water. He brought it back in a hurry and then started running around with 5 other men, rushing into one of the vehicles. I think there was an emergency and I hope my delay for the water didn’t cost a life.
After lunch, I picked up the main road again, put some music on the mp3 player and pedals for 3 hours non stop until I got to my destination.
Rennes is one of the biggest cities I’ve visited so far and unfortunately I didn’t have the chance to see much of it and the camp site was too far out of the city to revisit it in the evening. I did have the chance though to go into one of the big bike shops and buy a couple of things I was missing. I have to say it was a little hard to get in and out of such a big city, so I’ll probable try to avoid them in the future.
Then I got to the camp site, which was next football field and full of rabbits, for an early night and a movie.