P1080637We both took a run through the forest via a somewhat different route and in the reverse direction this time. It's really nice but today is somewhat warmer than yesterday and we start later having had to move rooms.

A small incident while we were stopped for a break as a tar rtruck came and sprayed the road with wet tar as we looked on in horror.  Luckily it was closely followed by another truck with stone chips. 

Coffee in Montherme, lunch in the spectacular fortified town of Rocroi and back to Signy by 3pm. It's very hot by this point and we are glad to get to our room for a shower and more research.

 

Finally got a place for the weekend in Laon where we stopped briefly on the way to the Ardenne. The weather forecast remains hot for the next few days so long distance riding will have to be avoided.

P1080648A much wider range of menu's tonight at the Auberge de l'Abbaye and Mme greats us with a kiss, we must be locals now! It's warm enough to sit outside in a T shirt until 10pm. Not at all bad.