Campsite in St Jean de Losne to hiding place on waste land in Domblans

Day 16.

Ansell Stage – Ride to the Rock for Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

Lovely shower at the campsite, followed by a cafe de longe, along with a croissant and I was ready to go.

Leaving the campsite we rode along the Saone river on Euro Velo 6. The Euro Velo cycling map has treated us well with beautiful views and safe cycling – especially along the canals. If you are interested look here :

We stayed on the EV6 and onto the Canal du Rhone au Rhin . This waterway connects the Rhine to the Saone rivers.

The Canal du Rhobe au Rhin is stunning. Untouched beauty. See what you think.

After sadly leaving the canal approximately 3 miles the cycle route landscape stated to change. The route became more hilly. One hill rolled into another.

We came across 2 friendly gentle donkeys. They entertained us with one rolling around in the dust. Likely to stop the flies from bothering them.

We had a picnic stop – lounging in the sun mixed with some shade. It’s really sweltering and can be tiring cycling in the heat of the sun. Plenty of factor 50!

We cycled through small villages. Beautiful homes with large gardens. Lots of converted barns. People tucked away inside their houses or sat eating on the patios. Mostly the villages are quiet and you don’t always see anyone! Very eery.

After another 10 or so – we stopped again. This was also a stunning village with a large green and the locals picnicking and playing in the river – in Arlay. Here we enjoyed a cold drink of pop. Also we needed to charge the iPhone battery – this is hungry for charge when navigating our route.

Here Andy went to church for some power – the electricity type of power – to charge the phones. I was on look out – Andy sat considering what he’ll say if found out.

Finally we arrived on to Domblans.

We settled/pitched at the foot of the Jura mountains. The mountains look pretty big but we can do this! Or should I say “I can do this’. My aunt Susan who sadly died would often say “I can do this’ – we should be reminded that no matter the challenge – we should give it a go. I will quote Andy.

A cheeky glass of wine before bed.

“When struggling, I often think of our theme song – “I can do it” by Vegan Queen V it inspires me and pushes me on. Please listen to this song, it is truly inspirational. If you buy it, ALL MONEY raised goes to Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders :

Thank you all once again for your support, please share our ride with your friends, this is undeniably a wonderful adventure for us but it is primarily a fundraiser for Médecins Sans Frontières. Thank you . Andy and Tracey

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