Chapter Four Crossing France
Le Tour de Silas Crosses Le Tour de France
The map has been updated and you'll see I'm in Saint Pourcain-sur-Sioule where Le Tour de France will run on Sunday. Right now there's quite a great storm that's soaking Haximoto unmercifully but I got lucky again and was in a room before it came. I can only keep the room for two nights so this doesn't solve how to hang out until Sunday but your roving reporter is on the job and I will be looking for a way to do it.
The WiFi in my room hardly works at all but it's quite nimble downstairs in the restaurant so I will stay here tonight and anything beyond that is the boring mechanics of tour information. The main situation is that I'm on the path of Le Tour and looking for a way to bring it to you.
Wiki: Saint Pourcain-sur-Sioule (Request the translation from French)
Before it started raining I left Haximoto sitting and went wandering around the town a bit. Of course I had to get pictures. This one is just because I thought it was funny (yes, they are playing with mobile phones).
It looks like Le Tour must come through here each year as there are bicycles all over the place. People aren't only riding them, they're in the most unusual places. Maybe you can see the bicycles hanging from the gazebo.
I ate in the restaurant in the hotel and this was the most comical ordering process yet. They didn’t understand a word of English and my French has not significantly improved. I finally went with the Standard Approach to French Menus that works anywhere and that is to look for any word you recognise and order that.
The map is live as you can move it around, zoom, etc.
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