Feb 27, 2013

Distance today = 51.47 km; Total distance = 17,158.85 km; Location = St Elix le Chateau – 43 16.725′ N, 01 08.219′ E; Start time = 0829, Finish time = 1650


It was a stunningly beautiful start to the day – a crisp and clear morning, with mist rising everywhere from the evaporating frost. You’ll see what I mean when you check out today’s photos.

The first half of the day entailed a lot of hills like yesterday, but the afternoon was mainly flat through a valley. It was a very quiet road, which I appreciated greatly – pretty close to a perfect day for running.

I finished in the town of St Elix le Chateau, where there happens to be an old chateau (surprise!). I was expecting to have to commute some distance to the nearest accommodation, but Carmel saw a sign indicating a local chambre d’hote. So, we’ve ended up in a wonderful old French farmhouse, full of antique furniture and original trimmings. It makes for a nice change from a hotel room. A lovely French couple are our hosts, and I can smell dinner cooking already -mmmmmmm!!!!