Woke late, after 9h sleep (which is most astonishing for me!).  We walked up to Cerisy la Salle to see what the food shops offered.  There’s a small mini-supermarket, and a couple of artisan boulangers.  We bought some grub and also bread and pain chocolat.  The we wandered back to the house, via a small war memorial to a Lancaster crew.  Many villages in this area of Normandy have small memorials, often commemorating individual incidents during the D-Day landings and their sequelae. 

After a second breakfast of coffee and pain chocolat, we went out for a short ride on the tandem.  As well as familiarising us with some of the local roads, this proved to be an excellent training circuit in the lead up to the Duo Normand on the following Sunday. 

Route: D29 to Notre Dame de Cenilly; D38, then turn off toward Roncey, Ouville, then D302 to Savigny (past impressive old house, photographed), D52 to Cerisy la Salle, back to house via D29.  Quite hilly!, breezy but warm, sunny spells.
15.54 miles

In the evening, Team Grumpy repeated that circuit for a training ride on the TT bikes.
15.5 miles

Photo gallery:

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