Breakfast starts with a debate and the past few days come to climax. Jen soon informs me that the day before she was thinking of calling it quits. She was going to jump on the next train back to London. Im shocked! We made a 2 week deal before leaving Australia. Give this adventure 2 weeks and if you are still not enjoying it, we can look at our other options. We hit the road for a relatively small day. We find another campground and set up early. We decide to take the following day off to explore and perhaps allow the last week to sink in. Another heated argument turns into tears. All I can do is reassure and remind her of the 2 week deal. We cycle to the nearest shopping centre to resupply. The topic of money becomes an ongoing issue as it is not feasible to eat out for every meal of every day. The concept of cooking and providing for ourselves is also new to Jen. I try to explain this as carefully as possible without sparking another breakdown. It becomes a challenge to learn what food we can carry, what will last, what is not heavy, what is not expensive, what we can cook ourselves. My needs from previous trips are different to this trip. I am learning what is right for both of us, not just me. I suggest that as a way of dealing with the day to day goings of cycle touring life, Jen becomes more involved. I remind her of our original plan to cycle Italy, it was all we had talked about and now we were in the middle of France following a river. We needed to have a purpose, a reason for cycling each morning and for camping each night. We both agree that the distances we had been cycling each day up until now was far too great for Jen on her first few days. We reduce the kilometers and focus on enjoying the trip with easy distances and some actual sightseeing. We would have cycled passed about 30 Château’s and not seen one of them. The dynamic of the trip needs to change, and soon.