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Monday, 8 July 2013

Trip to Belgium and France - Day 5

Another nice sunny morning as we headed off from Dijon to the Château Savigny-les-Beaune. I'd visited this last year, as it has a large collection of motorcycles, fire engines, tractors, jet aircraft, and models. If anything, there were more exhibits on show, plus dozens of bikes awaiting restoration.

Leaving Dijon

Cool sidecar
Interesting aerodynamics!

Anyone remember this from the early 70s? In Britain it was called 'Groundhog'.

Just some of the bikes awaiting restoration. Imagine having this lot in your garage!

After coffee in a nearby café, we spent the rest of the morning at the Château having a good look at the exhibits.
By the time we were leaving it had started to get very sunny and hot, and continued that way as we made our way to Chambéry, our stop for the next three nights. On the way, the coutryside changed from intensive grape growing to mountains.
About 20 km before Chambéry, we had a few very short bursts of rain. Nothing really, just a couple of minutes at a time, not enough to make us stop to put our waterproofs on.
We'll all probably have at least one day off of the bikes and take in some of the sights of Chambéry.

One of our stops

A local (originally from Belfast) stopped for a chat. Note cool car!

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