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Visit of Florian & Sabrina

Before all the travellers were blacklisted, we had the joy of welcoming Florian and Sabrina for the weekend at home.  The word "home" seems strange to us who change it every 3 years ...
3 years is also the length of time it takes Florian, who left Brittany first on his round-the-world trip. His project: to raise awareness of the problem of waste.  He gets informed, he meets people, he collects.  His symbolic goal is to collect a ton of waste but after a year and a half, he has already collected 836kg, he explains. In short, he goes too fast! Like many other things, but here we'll salute the feat instead.
Florian arrived with Sabrina, his girlfriend (and his nurse) who joined him for a long drive.
They arrived home on a rainy day.  At home, it's a day of celebration (considering the amount of water we receive per year) but that was not very important for us...
We went for a walk in Muir Woods in the cathedrals of sequoia gigantea.


After 2 nights and 2 days together, they pack up their stuff and I drive them to Belmont (CA). They stack their saddlebags on their bikes which instantly goes from 15kg to 51kg.  They will stay a few days in Silicon Valley where unfortunately COVID19 will want all the planned activities to be cancelled.  The trip promises to be a little more complex, next week is the takeoff, in principle, to Japan. Good luck, have a good trip.
            

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  1. A walk in Muir Woods on a rainy day with inspiring people, what else ? ;) Sophie & JC

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