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Day 4 Calais to Gonnehem

After a dreadful nights sleep, what with the squawking seagulls (please remind me never to live near the sea!) and plumbing noises. It was straight off to SFR to sort out the bricked dongle. They eventually replaced it after everyone inspected it like some dead animal.

IMG_3160I started to follow the rather magnificent canal although it’s quite tiring making sure you are on the correct side and that the canal is going the correct way, you can see from the Strava data I failed at one point getting stuck in a Y junction.  I finally made it, very tired & down to Watten for a slap up lunch. Debating to myself whether just to let a train take the strain. Google maps failed again in the afternoon where the canal path was just not there!  making me use a main road in a procession of artics.

The iPhone app AroundMe came up trumps however with the gite for tonight. Le Clos du Fouan is excellent with a shower I could happily unscrew and take back to Cambridge except of cause Cambridge water is very hard. Unfortunately the local restaurant is closed Monday nights so it was off to Clarisse’s chippie wagon.

Another 57.5 miles done. Unfortunately the cadence meter seems to have packed up 🙁 but here is the Strava data:-


The day photographs are here



Reader Comments

  1. Trust you get a good night’s sleep. Looks a good place to have a rest day and look for paper maps.

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