I woke up a bit earlier today, so packed up and got on the road by 9. I had to weave my way out of the town as quite a few of the roads were closed. Turns out it was market day.
I headed south on a main road before taking to some country lanes. I passed through lots of little towns and stopped at one to buy some water and a snack. A packet of biscuits of some sort that were so nice I scoffed the lot!
After a while I picked up a cycle route which directed my towards St Nazaire. Some of it was a bit rough, but it was well signed.
When I got there I abandoned the cycle path in favour of the road - it was starting to wind around unnecessarily (just like its British counterparts!) and I knew I just had to keep an eye out for a gert big bridge! I didn't see it for ages but it suddenly appeared right in front of me. It's massive!
So I followed the signs and up I went. It's quite steep up to the main span, so I just ploded along in the (rather narrow) cycle lane.
When I got to the top, the inside lane was closed (for reasons unknown) so I used that to fly down the other side.
After the excitement of the bridge, I needed some lunch, so I rolled into the next town and got a cheese and ham baguette. I also got some sort of cake. No idea what it was (I just pointed!) but it was delicious.
At this point some bloke came up to me and started asking about what I was doing. He spoke good English, so we had a good old chat.
After he left me to it I headed towards Pornic where I knew there were several campsites. The cycle route was really well signed, but I had to do a bit of off roading as there was some serious construction work going on at one point.
I was getting pretty tired by this point, what with the miles adding up and the relentless heat, so I was very happy when I found the site.
I checked in, pitched up, had a shower and went to look for something to eat. I was too early for dinner (6 o'clock is not too early for dinner!) So I had to wait half an hour until they could do me a pizza. I have now eaten said pizza and still feel hungry!
I'm back at my tent now, but I think I shall go and get some more food now...