After my rest days I tracked the Loire river up towards Orleans, criss-crossing the bridges that connected the towns together.
I spent another night with a warmshowers host, David. He was a really nice guy, who made me some dinner and let me sleep in his lounge. In the morning he showed me to the train station.
I then used public transport to go directly north to reach Paris. Yes I know it’s cheating but it was necessary to rest and essential to get my vaccinations on time. Apologies.
Upon reaching Paris I got myself an AirBnB place to stay, much cheaper than a hotel or hostel! I acquired my vaccinations and became a tourist for a while. This was really nice and a good morale boost!
Similarly to UK the weather has been fantastic. A cool 25 degrees!
I will continue to rest here for a little while then move onto Germany to meet Ross and start the Danube river.