Day 4 : Sunny weather
Yesterday's wine had been finished, but the water in my bottle still tasted like wine the entire day. It was about 30 degrees at two o'clock. We wanted to get some food and water. However, all stores were closed until 3. We waited in the shade for an hour. Inside it was nice and cool and there was music playing. We hadn't heard any since the start of our trip so that was nice, especially when the lady behind the counter started to sing along.
Taking a break before the next col
After the next mountain we were out of water again. Bram had read somewhere that another cyclist had gotten his water from the taps at graveyards, so he went to check one out.
Bram in search for water at a graveyard
There was no water at the graveyard. We would need to find some fast because it was super hot. The next village also didn't have a store. A local barber allowed us to fill our bottles. France had just as many barbers as bakers, it seemed. After a very steep climb about 1 km long and with a 10% incline, we reached the village of Puymirol where we found a store. Bram wanted to eat on an empty terrace belonging to a bar. I didn't because the owners would likely send us away. When we sat down it took only two minutes before someone arrived, he didn't even ask if we wanted anything to drink. He just stood there silently. Luckily, we found a bench 20 meters away.
Lunch in Puymirol
Last year we only had jam and chocolate spread for bread toppings; now we discovered paté.
It tasted better than it looked.
This time we stayed at a camping municipal, which are very simple. There was no front desk. Instead, we had to register in the town hall. Of course, that was closed already. We simply pitched our tents somewhere and went for a drink in a local bar. It was only 22:00, but we were the last people there.
Distance cycled : 141 km.