Tandeming France

22nd October 2016, 33 photos.

A tandeming holiday to properly visit some of the sights we flew over on our microlight trip back in August. With a little Paris mini-adventure thrown in too, since we happened to be passing. I just must mention the Nexus mobile phone - it has an AMAZING phone camera, particularly in low light and even its digital zoom (used cautiously) can give nice results. All of these photos were taken with the phone - it's not practical to carry a proper camera on the bike but no need to anyway, thanks to the Nexus.

The sun rises on our tandeming adventure

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A little leg stretch cycle on the first day and we discovered Chateau de Chissay

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Chateau de Chissay

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Villandry's incredible gardens

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Villandry's incredible gardens

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Villandry's incredible gardens

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Villandry's incredible gardens

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Kim loving the gardens

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Purple cabbages

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Pumpkins lined up for Halloween

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Crossing Le Cher on the way from Villandry to Tours

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The tandem is dwarfed by Tours Catherdral

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Tours' "flaggy bridge"

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End of a fabulous cycle as the sun sets at our hotel in Amboise

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Ordered to remove our cleats before getting into Chambord

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Kim looking very small on the massive Chateau de Chamboud

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Miles and miles of Loire and Cher vines on route to Chenonceau

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Chenonceau

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Chenonceau

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Chenonceau on Le Cher

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Chenonceau

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Chenonceau perspective

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Chenonceau bedroom

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Kim enjoys the Chenonceau kitchen

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Chenonceau

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Autumn colours at Chenonceau

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When in Paris...

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Useful navigational feature

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When in Paris...

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Striking Flemish architecture in Arras

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Arras lights up as night falls

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Arriving in the village of Moeuvres to see Great Uncle Aubrey's grave - the cemetery visible top right

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Planting a tiny flower for Great Uncle Aubrey at the British Military Cemetery in Moeuvres. Killed, aged 22, fighting to secure the Canal du Nord. The mission was ultimately successful, though sadly not for him.

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22nd October 2016, 33 photos. View this album in Flickr.