Clear night so outer tent soaked with condensation in the morning. Packed up wet tent, left the camp site.. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before..
Headed into the centre of the town and found a café for a coffee and and a boulangerie for some pain au chocolat to have later.
Rejoined the cycle route, for some more very pleasant cycling on a sunny day. Flat roads, mostly decent surface, though a half km stretch of unforgiving large cobbles that someone sneaked in.
After an hour or two I found a pleasant village square to eat my breakfast:
Then things got a little hillier as I headed towards Saumer.
Found an appropriate place en route to get lunch. A kind of beef casserole with pasta. Good cycling fuel..
I cycled past a lot of grapes destined for Saumer Champigny:
The Loire is wide, slow and shallow. I wonder how it changes in Spring time.
When I last visited Saumer over 5 years ago the town was a lot quieter. This time it was really bustling. Looks like they’re doing a bit of decorating on the chateau at the moment.
The stretch along the Loire to the West of Saumer is interesting. Lots of nice villages. My navigation is entirely reliant upon looking for the little green and blue logo on the bottom sign of this picture, which I’ve been following for over a week now.
Some bikers were visiting a cave of the non-wine variety. All Harleys except one Triumph.
There are some interesting boats here with foldable masts and presumably retractable keels to navigate the shallow waters.
I found a campsite near Angers. It has the hole in the ground toilets! But also some toilet seat less ones too, so spoilt for choice really.
The high street near the campsite had the option of a 7-11, a pizza place, and a pizza and burger place. I got a half bottle of wine from the 7-11 and a takeaway pizza to have at a bench at the camp site. Happy with that!
Langeais to Angers, 112 km. Total so far = 3,321 km.