Friday 29 August 2014

We awoke to an overcast sky. There had been some rain overnight but it was dry when we walked to breakfast. Everyone must have made an early start as we were the last two in. We paid and decided to ride another section of the Bourgogne canal. This time we drove to Marigny le Cahouet and headed south after applying a liberal dose of sun cream in case the sun decided to come out! We turned around after approximately 10 miles at Saint Thibault. The boulangie there looked uninspiring so we decided to wait to purchase lunch. We arrived back at the car at just after one and set off. We had found a good producer of Chablis just outside Tonnare last year and headed towards there first. Whilst diverting thought a village looking for a shop for lunch we spotted another producer and decided to heading for a tasting. We need some more red. Their Bourgogne white was good but Chablis was disappointing and they had sold out of red. The next vintage was being bottled on Monday. We purchased a few samples of white and headed on towards Tonnare. There we stopped at a Lidl but they has sold out of cheese topped rolls so we resorted to a MacDonald’s salad. Despite anabundance of staff and no customers we had to order at the touch screen display board. Having made our choice it would then not accept my preloaded Euro Mastercard and we had to start again. We paid for the lunch using all the spare chance we had. The next stop was Domaine de Bellevue for wine. He had sold out of his excellent Chablis we had gone specifically to buy and so had to be content with some of his Tonnare. We then followed Kates directions to the A5 vis Troyes. We came off before Matouges and headed towards Les Mesnil sur Oger. It was past 6:00 and all the Champange houses were closed but it made a pleasant diversion. We arrived to the Aurberge du Moison just after 7:00. The car park now included a charging station for electric vehicles. A quick shower it was time for dinner.

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