Shopping for Henry
I set off early from Beauvoir and rode east. I passed through some very pretty little towns but did not stop as I was just getting into the groove. I think the next few months will be a little light on with photos as it's very hard to stop and take piccies when there is no verge. I haven't developed Pete's skill of taking photos whilst riding.
Henry still needs bar-ends and one of the guys from Bike Club France recommended a scooter shop in Rennes so that is where I was basically headed. I took a very roundabout way of getting there but arrived mid afternoon and (thank goodness) they had the part I needed. I dislike big cities and this one was no different so I got out quick smart and headed into the countryside to find a campsite. I followed a sign that indicated a "place of interest" and the nice lady in the bar there directed me to another town 20kms south to a good camp ground. It was quite late by the time I found it and set up the tent - and it was even later than I thought because I had not changed the clock from UK time.
I was quite hungry so went into the village to a nice little Italian restaurant where the waitress and I had a very animated conversation in French/English about bikes and travelling. Had a delicious pizza and retired to sleep - very soundly!