I'll set off in a few hours time after a final stroll along the sand, say goodbye to my friend, the egret if he's there, and head for the supermarket at St Pol de Leon. I've promised Louis that I'll do a weekly shop there so the fridge will be full of all his favourite continental food and drink - fish soup, religieuses, scallop pate, dinosaur shaped chocolate biscuits, some interesting cheese and a couple of bottles of that lovely local vanilla tinged Breizh cola that we're both rather partial to.
I'll get a puncture repair kit there as well as the bike has developed a flat tyre that refuses to stay up for the duration of a ride even after the type of good hard pump that been doing the trick for the last few months. Sometime over the weekend I'll work out how to use those little patches, the sandpaper and glue. And there's chalk in the tin I think as well. I'm blowed if I know what's that for. Playing hangman or noughts and crosses on the pavement whilst you get the nearest passing blokey to fix your bike I reckon! Not sure how I've managed to squirm out of this for a lifetime of cycling. There's was always a really grumpy Dad or husband around making snidey comments about how I should really learn to do it myself. Now seems to be the time. Then again it might be a job I could delegate to the little man. I'm sure he's nearly old enough to take on Mama's cycle maintenance mantle. He's got to do something to earn all those treats after all.
This afternoon I'll get the ferry for the six hour trip back to Plymouth. The routine on board is very familiar as I do it three or four times a year. I'll have a drink and a meal in the restaurant, catch a movie if there's one that takes my fancy, have a little snooze in my cabin, relish a shower that doesn't involve an outside dash and have a mooch around the shops. There's nothing I want to buy but, like the staff member, I saw on the way out availing herself of a perk of the job that I'd like myself, I'll pop into the perfume section and have a free squirt. It'll be a different Chanel to the one I'm using at the moment. I reckon that, at the current time, 'Chance' seems to be the most apt!