Got up at 7am, left at 0830. Very cool morning air. Lovely to start early. Got away from the camp site as it awoke. Shot along reasonably flat road but windy , quiet roads. Covered 50kms before stopping to eat in a field. Hare pate, bread, tomatoes, oranges, and yoghurt, plenty of water.
Did not sleep and carried on to Brantôme where we met an Englishman who ran an estate agency. He commented that he was careful not to sell to too many Brits. He gave us his address in case we were in trouble in France. The French shopkeeper opposite came over and asked us to send a post card when we got to South Africa.
Carried on to Périgueux. Weather hot and hazy. Very long hill out of Brantome with long downhill into Perigeux. Sweating profusely. Went to supermarket to buy supper. Ended up in camp site on outskirts. Cannot cool down. Arrived at 1830. Supper of rice, lentils tuna and onions with mushroom sauce, avocado, live yoghurt, tea and biscuits. Still hot. Covered a lot of ground today. Enjoyed it. Now in Dordogne which is much nicer than anywhere we have been so far.
Distance 97.4 kms Average speed 10.9 km Time 9hrs 41
Will Hawkins lives in Lincolnshire with his family, works in a technology company in London and does as many micro-adventures as he can.
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