Feels like a mile stone reached today, we are now camping by the Saone near to Chalon. A planned easier day at 80 miles, hilly again for the first 55 then what felt like a drop from the heavens, at least a 6 mile descent to st aubin. A stop amongst the vines in the village of Gamay, and a little tasting and buying of the local premier cru. Apart from the lead thighs it actually feels like I'm on holiday today. Sipping a cold biere (after a pint of milk) in the bar by the river. Time for a shower, there is a bit of an exclusion zone down wind of me on this terrace.
Really glad to have taken an easier day, and just less than 300 miles to the finish now. The theory is that if I follow this river its downhill from here! The graft of the first few days has paid off, still 3 days to go, but allowing myself to think of the finish a bit now.