The 4th largest city in Burgundy and the capital of the Yonne department, Auxerre is a beautiful place about an hour's drive from Asquins. Last year it was significantly longer due to the wee bridge at Blannay being shut due to construction works. This year though, we are straight through. It's a nice jaunt up to Auxerre through a tunnel and rolling hillside, arriving in Auxerre through a nice tree flanked road revealing the multiple cathedrals and churches on the south edge of the river Yonne.We got ourselves parked in the usual place, underneath the dense trees that sit beside the river, and walked towards the bridge that crosses; there seemed to be a lot of photographers pointing their cameras so I wanted to see what the fuss was about. Turns out quite a lot; standing on the zenith of the footbridge reveals the magnificent water front.
And so it is, 2 days later, I am still lying flat out and icing my back every 20 minutes. It's getting better and I'm starting to feel a little less like my mobility is gone forever. But it's going to be a bit of a struggle for the rest of the holiday, unless the inflammation dies completely and miracle of miracles I get my back strengthened again. I doubt it but if I can at least get out and about I will be happy. To spend the rest of this holiday lying down, sweating buckets and watching Netflix would be a travesty.