Days ten and eleven. Beaugency to sully and then from Sully to Sancerre. 53m/85 k on each day taking cum to 530 miles / 848 km.
I'm writing this in a rainy Sancerre on my rest day. Better it rains when I'm not cycling but unfortunately it looks to be likely to take two days for the weather system to clear through. I'm going to get wet on Wednesday.
The trip from Beaugency to Sully was again into a headwind and often along raised roads on the levee. Flat, windy and rather deserted with the occasional travellers caravan site, it felt a lot like cycling through the fens in Lincolnshire or Norfolk. Sully nothing to write home about as my brother had warned.
Monday was much better. The sun came out, the wind dropped and even the surface of the path was smoother. Moved past the reactor at Belleville ( the fourth i have seen I think) and on towards Sancerre. The sound of cuckoos and mating frogs ( four legged variety) are the background for a very easy day.
Great little hotel tonight with a very friendly owner who speaks some English. My overnight hotels have varied from characterless motel through charming little country two stars to grand chateau. Generally the small family run places have been the best and have had the most engaging staff. I have found my excellent Knowledge of about twenty words to do with accommodation usually gets me through.