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2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Friday, 26 September 2014

Loire cycle ride for cancer: good and bad moments

Attractive château just to the north of Le Puy en Vélay

Much of the Loire Valley is beautiful, although there are times when its flatness becomes a little monotonous. I didn't have much time to stop to take photos, although I did take a few.   

 The Loire just to the north of Le Puy en Vélay

 The bridge – Pont des Droits de l'Homme (Human Rights Bridge) -

 The Loire@Retournac

 Retournac: a business that has seen better days

 Close to the Bec-Allier, where the Allier joins the Loire@Cuffy
(above and below)

 The Loire@Ancenis

 Not the best moment!: at the top of the climb over the 
Saint-Nazaire Bridge over the Loire.
Narrow, unguarded cycle lane some heavy traffic
Good when you get sucked along but not so good 
if you get sucked under the wheels! 
(photo: Charles Éric Pasquiers)

Having a Baule@journey's end

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