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wildflowers along the road

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wildflowers gorse

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I have completed Phase 4 of my virtual bike ride through France!  My entire ride (Phase 1, 2, 3 and 4) since January 30, 2013  has taken me from Lusignan to Ferrières for a total of  116 km or 1155 minutes (19.2 hours).

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Phase 4 mapquest map

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The last bike ride of Phase 4 took me through the countryside east of Ferrièrres …

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Day 15 1 logbook

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Day 15 1 map

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The theme seemed to be one of wildflowers.  I saw Queen Anne’s Lace, Fireweed, and, best of all, Poppies, along the edge of the fields …

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Day 15 z

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I also saw a roadside shrub in yellow bloom.  Since the images were taken in May, I think these flowers were Gorse …

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Day 15 w

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I also saw a flock of sheep grazing in a pasture …

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Day 15 p

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Best View: a flower garden in Courçon …

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'flower garden in Courcon'~

For Phase 5 of my trip, I plan to cycle from Ferrières to Nieul-sur-Mer, near the Atlantic Coast of France.  Hope you will stay with me on my journey!

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Phase 5 map

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Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

May 6, 2013 at 7:28 am

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  1. Poppies! What a great find. Such beautiful spring views for your virtual trip. 🙂

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    Robin

    May 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    • Hi. Reality is lovely too. Daffodils and tulips! Hope you have fun discovering new flowers on your new property! Jane

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      jane tims

      May 12, 2013 at 6:07 pm

  2. Spring is always my favorite time of the year because of the wildflowers.

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    dearrosie

    May 8, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    • Hi Rosie. Me too! Here the blooming has begun. Apple blossoms are next. Jane

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      jane tims

      May 9, 2013 at 7:43 am

  3. Wow, congratulations on your improved reports. That must be feeling good. It is hard to keep at exercise. Don’t give up; you are an inspiration to both Gary and to me to get out walking and be more fit. We know how easy it is to quit. Your blog motivates us, so please keep going for yourself and for us. Your pencil drawings are a delight as usual.

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    Carol Steel

    May 8, 2013 at 8:16 am

    • Hi Carol. Keep going! I can’t believe how successful this method has been for me and I am glad if I am helping someone else. Thanks as always for the support! jane

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      jane tims

      May 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm

  4. It would definitely be a treat to the eye to see poppies everywhere in a field along the road. Nice drawing Jane.

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    JD

    May 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm

  5. It is fun to be the lazy reader who gets to accompany you along your exercise and travel paths. I can’t wait to see what’s next.

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    Carol Steel

    May 6, 2013 at 8:39 am

  6. Congratulations Jane – keep peddling 🙂

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    Gemma Hawdon

    May 6, 2013 at 8:05 am

    • Hi Gemma. Thanks! Planning ahead to the next few ‘phases’ is so easy … lots of world to choose from. Sometime I plan to do a stretch along Australia’s east coast. My brother lived in Brisbane area for a while (Mermaid Waters). Jane

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      jane tims

      May 6, 2013 at 9:48 am

      • I don’t know Mermaid waters, but I love Brisbane. Cycling is huge in our area (Melbourne, bayside) – on Sundays there’s more bikes on the road than cars!

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        Gemma Hawdon

        May 7, 2013 at 5:24 am

      • Hi Gemma. I’ll wave as I virtually cycle by! Jane

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        jane tims

        May 7, 2013 at 8:35 am


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