Tea With Lenin (Angers to Varades)

Second to last day on the road, and regrettably the weather isn’t cooperating – cool and solidly overcast all day, with occasional light rain.

The EV6 from Angers mostly follows the Loire, and where it doesn’t we usually stayed on the secondary roads to avoid unnecessary hills.

We stopped once for coffee at a little riverside village, then a while later we rode past the Lenin Cafe out in the country and had to stop. Turns out one of the owners had been in Russia and Eastern Europe in the early/mid 1990s and picked up all sorts of Lenin and Communist kitsch, so the whole place was filled up with busts of Lenin, reproduction posters, and other Russian stuff.

Following Marx’s famous dictum that “proper tea is theft” all three of us ordered tea, and very proper it was, too.