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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

A trip round the neighbours - Day 6, France

A 'rest day' off the bike and my second in Bordeaux. Went for a good wander round the town all day, and there is so much to see - wonderful architecture, museums and galleries, and just soaking in the ambience of the city. Following an incident where I got sunburned in France a couple of years ago, I slapped on lots of SPF50 and even wore shorts. Not sure what the locals made of my pasty, white, Scottish legs! Very hot and sunny and I saw 36 degrees on a pharmacy thermometer!
Got back to the hotel exhausted, exhilarated, and with sore feet! Think I've got a big blister developing on one, but it was worth it!
In the evening did the first piece of 'servicing' the bike has needed - topped up the Scottoiler! If this is all it needs on the trip, I'll be very happy.

Back on the road tomorrow!

Some photos:

 Palace of Justice

 I walked a long way to this museum thinking it was about the Tour de France cycle race. Turned out it was about people who built the 'Towers of France' - and it was closed!

 One thing the French do really well is commemorative sculpture!

Now a selection of paintings in the Musee des Beaux Arts

 This one is huge - takes up a whole wall

 This is the same towers at the entrance to a park that I photographed above.

 Loved this display. I'm a big fan of late 19th - early 20th century art.

Lovely fountain that cooled a square

Short video of Miroir d'Eau and Place de la Borse.


  1. Note for my American readers: 36 degrees is 97 F.

  2. Norman,

    Following your progress.

    Stuart in Vienna