Day 8: Anglet –to Messanges

Monday April 11, 2005, 62 km (39 miles) – Total so far: 480 km (298 miles)

The sun finally broke through as we left Capbreton and entered the fragrant pine forests of Landes, they smell even nicer in the sunshine. The route through the pines consists entirely of cycle paths that start just north of Biarritz and will be with us until we leave the coast at Mimizan. We’re camping again tonight and the plan is for tomorrow to be a rest day. Although the terrain is mostly flat our legs are weary from the hills of Spain and need a break from pedalling. Bean and chorizo sausage casserole is on the menu tonight washed down with a  bottle of remarkably cheap French wine.

We had our first crash today, Agata came a cropper crossing a road after crashing into my panniers, only a few bruises. Yesterday was our first puncture.

This cyclepath runs from Biarritz all the way to Mimizan

This cyclepath runs from Biarritz all the way to Mimizan

 

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