June 2, 2017

Beginnings





After two lovely days spent in Paris visiting friends, walking, eating, and generally soaking up Paris, early today I took the train to the beginning of this year's tour. This ride will take me from Roscoff, on the northwest coast of Brittany, about 800 miles south to Hendaye, on the Spanish border.



Most of you know that I believe in acting, in living, based on principles. The principle involved here? To begin at the beginning. In order to do that, I bought a ticket on the TGV, a very fast train, to Morlaix, located about 15 miles inland from Roscoff, with a connection on the slower TER to that coastal town. After arriving in Roscoff I would begin at the beginning and ride directly back to Morlaix, the town with the connection, where I was to stay the night.

Most of you also know that I love France. Really love France. That's a good thing, because upon arriving in Morlaix there was no train today to Roscoff. Why? Guess. It's France. A strike! As one says you've got to love it.

So. My choice for the principle: ride my bike to Roscoff, since there was no train. Then ride immediately back to Morlaix. Or abandon the principle and investigate Morlaix a little. Put the mirror and lights on my bike. Pick up a few things I need. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and an early to bed after lovely late nights in Paris.



I stayed in Morlaix. The bicycle ride will begin in the morning.





10 comments:

  1. As usual, I am living through you. Have a wonderful and safe trip. Missing you at VIM.

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  2. It looks just like Europa at Disney World. Are you sure you're in France?

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    1. You know that I am more sure of where I am right now than of pretty much anything☺

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  3. It wouldn't be France if there wasn't a strike. Bon voyage.

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  4. Great beginning, Suze. Can't wait to follow along. Following along with your tour may make that other tour anti-climactic for me:)

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    1. So glad you're reading. I just saw this....but wait, gotta go ... Back to your post about Mme. Macron and about getting dressed.

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  5. When faced with a choice like yours, I always repeat: A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. Emerson, less than 800 miles away from where you live said that. Glad you're back in the saddle in France.

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