Day 2  Melun-Auxerre 12 hours on the way 

After tasted Jérôme’s homemade yogurt and jam, I decided to head to Fontainebleau according to his suggestion.

 With over 1500 rooms at the heart of 130 acres of parkland and gardens, Fontainebleau is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. A visit to Fontainebleau opens up an unparalleled view of French history, art history and architecture.

There was a beautiful legend about this old castle. 1000 years ago, prince Louis loved a princess at first sight for her eye catching appearance and elegant manner, he decided to propose to her after that, but the princess was born on prairie, she was more yearning for freedom and was going to horse around the worldwide grassland. The prince was sad but still respected her decision, he told her that he would wait for her at the castle, as long as the castle exits, his love won’t change! 

So 1000 years later, the princess came back! With her ⋯⋯bike !

Lol, can’t make up more.

Anyway, my castle, I come back!😄

The way to the castle was not that easy, the GPS took me to the dead road for a few times 

After I left the castle, I decided to follow the car route, it was much better to stay on flat road than the unknown grassland.

But since I was following the drive route, it guided me to the highway! I didn’t realize that until I saw the toll, if I stayed on the highway, then I could keep straight all the way to Auxerre without worrying about getting lost.But I wasn’t sure if I’m allowed to bike on the highway, I decided to try it first since they have wide shoulders. Only a few meters later, the pass by driver horned at me and told me that I’m not allowed to bike on highway, even I didn’t understand what he said, but I think i figured it out. So I got off the highway and stayed on small road.

  More views and villages if I stay on small road, I just hoped that the GPS don’t take me to the trees again.

See the stairs? That’s what the GPS asked me to climb! I was searching the biking route not hiking route.

I’m glad that I didn’t follow, just turned for 1 more kilo and got out of the lane.

I thought it was a flea market here but it was the car selling, the cars in France are pretty small, never see a truck even.

After left this town, 70 kilos all the way along the fields. Only cows and horses are my companions 

 The GPS took me to the dead road again and again. Like this 

Then I had to turn back and find a way myself. 

Or the rough road like this 

I almost crashed on my bike on the loose pebbles. Were I doing the mountain biking?

Or like this, the grass was not that bad but you couldn’t go fast and didn’t see the end.

 It was exhausting after taking the detour again and again, 9pm, i was still on the way. Ran out of water and energy, 15 kilos up and down hills to go,I could just do wild camping on the field, but I was in bad need of water and food, the only way I could do was just keeping pedaling  . I didn’t plan to bike so far and so long, the detour wasn’t in my plan. That was the first time I felt ill, hunger,thirsty, and fatigue went all over on me. Facing the strenuous uphill, I started to pray and talk to my Lord, even he does nothing, talk and praise Him could always make me feel be loved and grateful. 

 You can’t change your situations but your mind can make it better. After I prayed I got the 3 kilos downhills, I couldn’t believe that, that was the first long downhill of the day, not only gave me a big break when I was extremely exhausted but also let me sense Him, my Lord, he is here ! Like always! The fatigue and hunger was gone but gratitude and joyful instead! 

Isaiah:But he that waits for the LORD shall be new. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, to walk and not faint.           Thanks my Lord !

After the last climbing, i finally saw the lights among the city,I know there was still a light, a bed, a warm stranger waiting for me even after 10 at night. Thanks Filou, a nice French girl, even our communication was only by guessing and my awkward French, but Love is beyond borders!

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Day 2. 从 Mulun 到 Auxerre 

早上品尝过Jérôme 自制的酸奶和草莓酱之后,按照他的建议我开始前往附近的一座古堡,这是1100年前由法国王室创建的,据说这里还有一个感人的传说,1000多年前,路易三世王子🤴在这里邂逅了一位美丽的公主,仅仅只是一眼他便深深的被公主的美貌和气质吸引,不久后他便决定向公主求婚,可是因为公主👸自小在大草原长大,她更加向往无拘无束的生活,她告诉王子她将要骑马走遍世界的每一片草原,以后也许会回来也许不会,王子🤴非常的伤心💔但是他仍然尊重公主的决定,他说他会在城堡🏯一直等,只要城堡不倒塌,他的爱❤️便不会变。

1000多年后,公主骑着单车肥来了!
你猜她和王子相遇了吗? 哈哈哈哈哈……实在编不下去了,本故事纯属虚构,如有雷同纯属故意🤣

今天说的最多的法语是 Pouvez-vous prendre une photo pour moi?(你可以帮我拍张照吗)哈哈这句才是求生之道。
骑向城堡的路并不好走,一路被导航坑除了这种看起来不想路的路以外居然还有这颗大树拦住去路

若不是历经千年的闯荡,如何能够翻车而过呀!
在慢悠悠的从城堡晃出来后依然有100多公里的路程,在导航又几次试图把我带向森林般的小路后我不再信任它,于是开始汽车导航路线,果然一路顺畅很多,大道不仅快,有的时候根本不用导航也可以连着一条路漂几十公里。
 然而在一个分叉路口后,导航把我带向了高速,我看到收费站才意识到,而我如果沿着这条高速可以一直骑85公里便到达目的地! 没有在法国骑过高速不知道是否允许,还是决定先试试看,再加上高速变的辅道很宽敞看起来也很安全。然而在骑了1公里不到便有汽车不断鸣笛并有司机向我喊话,虽然没能完全听懂但是我想大意是告诉我不能在高速上骑车。初来乍到还是遵行当地规矩的好,还好没有骑太远我便顺着辅道下去了。

 这样一来我便只能走小道了,小路有更多的风景和村庄,但只希望导航不要再把我往草里和树上带了。

在河边停留的时候,一个骑单车的小男孩停下来找我要纸巾,我没有听懂他说的是什么,他也不会英文,他便做了一个擤鼻涕的动作,于是我秒懂,哈哈,机智boy!
就是这条小巷子,导航居然让我沿着楼梯爬上去,天啊,我这是自行车路线可不是步行路线

还好我没有硬扛上去,只不过一个转身多骑2分钟便绕出了小巷子。

巷子外的小镇

途中经过一个像跳蚤市场一样的地方,结果是卖车的,法国的车都好小巧,甚至没有看到过一辆卡车

在路过这最后一个小镇后,便是70多公里的田野骑行了。

天苍苍野茫茫,风吹草地见牛羊

除了少有的民居和路过的车辆,这一路便真的只有这些动物相伴,而导航却又一次次的把我带偏,比如这样的

这是晚上8点后走进的一条小树林,在沿着草地骑行了几公里后便只有这条路,于是我只能后退再另谋出路。

又比如这样的

只有松散的石块,试骑了一下感觉随时会摔倒,我这里来越野了吗?

又比如这样的,这条还算是好的,但是被周围比我还高的草田包围,实在没有安全感。

我几乎是半导航半自导,每次导航把我带到死路我便只能想办法自己撤回重新回到正路上,这样反复折腾几次后,不仅身心俱疲而且身上的水也喝光,最后去一家民舍讨了一些水喝才又继续上路。

晚上9点,我依然在路上,离9点半日落越来越近,然而还有十几公里的起伏路要爬。

那时我已经无比的疲惫,尽管只有最后十几公里的路程但是一天10多个小时的骑行加上饥饿缺水已经让我几乎失去能量,原没有计划这么长的路程,只是反复的导到死路不断找路的过程耗费了我太多的能量和耐心,然而在这样几十公里荒无人烟的地方除了前进已没有别的选择,我可以在草丛里露营⛺️,但是我需要水和食物。

我开始祈祷并告诉神我的需求,我不知道在这样的荒野他会给我带来什么样的指引,可是赞美和敬拜他却能让我重拾信心,让我知道我不是一个人,让我即使身处困境也能感恩前行。

在祷告以后我居然迎来了3公里的下坡!天啊,这是一天中绝无仅有也是最珍贵的时刻!这个长下坡不仅让我得以短暂的休息恢复体力并且让我真切的感受到了神的同在!顿时没有孤独,疲累和无助,只有感恩和赞美!当我们带着渴慕带着信心坦然无惧的来到主的宝座面前寻求,他的爱便向活水在我们生命里涌流!

《以赛亚书》 40:31

但那等候耶和华的,必从新得力。他们必如鹰展翅上腾,他们奔跑却不困倦,行走却不疲乏。
哈利路亚!感谢主!

晚上10点,在翻过最后一个山坡,看到远处城市中的万千灯火时,我终于可以长舒一口气,一天在路上的13个小时,却幸福的在此时仍有一盏灯火,一张床,一个温暖的陌生人在等待。
感谢法国🇫🇷女孩Filou,在一天的疲惫之后给我一个窝和热腾腾的淋浴,尽管我们的交流基本靠猜和我那生硬的法语,但是爱❤️却跨越了国界!

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