Didn't sleep so well last night, despite being in such a comfortable gîte: the bright streetlight outside disturbed me all night and I couldn't work out how to shut the shutter! Not for the first or last time, I wished I had included an 'eye' mask in my pack.
There was a very lovely section beside the river to start off the day's walk. The path first went downhill then followed closely along by the River Loire before diverting along a small inflowing stream.
And I could see quite clearly back down to the Loire where I had begun the morning.
After a few more kilometres the track flattened out again across farmland, and I made good time to Dancé.
There was a different breed of cattle appearing. One of the things I love about about walking in France is how things change as you move into new regions.
There was some more easy walking to Amions where I arrived in time for a delicious lunch. The meal was a welcome contrast to the day before, and the service was excellent.
There were quite a few dandelions again in some of the fields.
After lunch it was only 7km to Pommiers. It turned warm though, and I stripped down to a t-shirt, and put on sunscreen for the first time on the trip.
The afternoon walk was all flat, and was also mostly on highway, which my feet weren't used to. I felt really tired by the time I reached Pommiers, even though it was only a 20km day.