January 5

Up early to cycle into Caen and catch train to Paris. Unpleasant cycling against the wind and rain and nearly missed the train. In Paris, I had 45 minutes to cycle across town to the other station for my connection to Lyon, when I had an airbnb booked. But it was a nightmare. The lady from Google was no help, and I couldn’t hear her against the traffic noise anyway. I eventually found the station and by the time I’d got on board and sat down, the train started off. Another couple of minutes and I would have missed it. My airbnb was a few miles out of town and the Google lady sent me down a blind ally. At last got there and found a terrific little apartment in the back garden of the host.