Tuesday, May 12, 2015

La Loire à vélo : Day 2 : Saint Germain des Prés to Ancenis

Today we cycled from Saint Germain des Prés to Ancenis, stopping at Saint-Florent-le-Vieil. We had a delicious roasted chicken for lunch. I keep forgetting to take pictures of the food...

At Saint Florent, we tried to find a few Geocaches. If you don't know about Geocaching, it's a game in which people hide small boxes in miscellaneous public places, and publish the coordinates of the hidden boxes on a website. Geocachers try to find these boxes, and sign their names in tiny logbooks which are inside the boxes.

We only found one of the three we attempted. Yesterday, at Montjean, we also attempted to find a couple of Geocaches. We found both, but one of them was too high to reach to open to sign the logbook. We nevertheless marked it as "found" on the website, only to immediately receive a message from the owner of that cache saying we needed to mark it as "not found" since we didn't sign the logbook. Some people take this hobby way too seriously. On a previous trip to Amboise, we ran into a group of Geocachers who were in "speed"  mode, trying to find as many caches as possible, as quickly as possible, comparing their records (how many total caches found) with us.

There's not much else to say about today's trip: the weather was a bit cooler, but still pretty sunny. Tomorrow, we'll leave the Loire river and head south to Vallet. There is a zoo along the way: maybe we will visit it.

1 comment:

  1. Geocaching sounds fun, but I definitely wouldn't care to be told what to do by the fanatics. Another nice day on the road for you.