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side roads 6-9

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vines on a wall near La Prises (image from Street View)


day 6-9 1 Logbook


day 6-9 1 Map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)


Any time we go for a drive in the countryside, I always wonder where the side roads lead.  It is the same on my virtual bike trip in France.  One of the limitations of virtual travel is that I cannot just get off my bike and walk down an interesting side road.

Sometimes Street View gives a very good idea of what I would find if I walked down one of those roads.  Perhaps a mansion and beautifully kept grounds …


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beautiful grounds (image from Street View)


Sometimes the way is mysterious and I can only imagine what must lie beyond the view …


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two side roads, side by side (image from Street View)


Sometimes there is just a glimpse of a yard or a house …


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I wonder what lies beyond the white gate (image from Street View)


Sometimes I know that beyond my view is a broad beach of white sand and the sound of the ocean …


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access to the sea near La Passe (image from Street View)


Best View: side road behind a white gate …


'road beyond the gate'

June 13, 2013 ‘road beyond the gate’ Jane Tims


Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

June 28, 2013 at 12:23 pm

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  1. Oooh! I love ‘road beyond the gate,’ Jane. You captured the mystery of what’s beyond very well.



    July 8, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    • Hi. Thanks! Glad you like it. there seem to be a lot of mysteries on my bike trip!!! Jane


      jane tims

      July 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm

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