Another glorious start to the day in Provence. Did this and that in the morning and got my stuff together and packed most of it on the bike. We had a great lunch outside with two friends of Jon and demolished the rest of the tajine with more rice. I was getting comfortable and had to force myself to finally get going. Said goodbyes to all and off I went. The trip from there was thankfully uneventful, because of the late start I did the quickest route to the autoroute and plodded up to Lyon from there. I got as far as Mâcon and have hunkered down in a hotel that is possibly the closest thing to a day-release remand centre I have ever seen, it is so bad that it´s almost worth a visit just for that. Anyway, early start tomorrow after breakfast and then hopefully should make it home by the late afternoon. I´ll try to surprise the kids at riding school!