Day 15 - Marseillan Plage to Saint-Gilles
I was packed up and ready to go by half 7, which seems to be becoming my default start time! I stopped after about 100 yards though for my usual breakfast. Really good - still warm so a solid 7.5 / 10.
The first part of the ride was right along the beach, mostly on lovely smooth cycle paths. They've been resurfaced since I was last in this part of the world - still a lot of sand everywhere though!
Mid morning I really felt like a coffee - despite the heat, so stopped at a nice little café. And yet again the German guy I keep running into showed up! I'm beginning to wonder if he's stalking me!
We went our separate ways and I basically carried on staying as close to the sea as possible. Occasionally I'd ride around the little beach resorts and at other times I just blasted it along the nice wide roads.
After a while I decided I'd better choose a campsite to head to. I settled on one and told my GPS to take me there.
It did a pretty good job, but I realised at one point that I could be on a nice canal path, so I doubled back a couple of miles and got on it. Only to find it was closed! Only that section, but there was no option but the road. So I went back again.
Eventually I made it to the town of Saint-Gilles and the campsite. It's a really nice little site. It even has a swimming pool, which I made use of to cool off on arrival.
I think I've decided to head north from here. Up to Switzerland through France rather than Italy. There are a number of reasons for this - the main one being distance! Actually, it's not the distance, it's the time. Looking at the map it's a long old way and I do want to get home at some point! I'll leave Italy for another time.
Right, I'm just having a coffee after a meal at some cheap but poncy restaurant. I think they're trying to get rid of me. Perhaps me wolfing down each course offends them 😋