My email outbox is playing up so though I can receive I cannot at present send. So for my brother and wife, Gareth and Holly, in Seattle, and my son's co-worker, Brian, in Bristol UK, all of whom are keen followers, here are the pictures I cannot email.
The nearest point to us was Ambrières-les-Vallées but we opted to go for Oisseau a little further on as we were running late and being a smaller place we thought we would get a better look.
We arrived an hour and a half before the leaders but it was not boring. The many forerunners, sponsors I suppose, had already started coming through in funny vehicles chucking out advertising freebies which seemed to bear no relation to the Tour. We even got sprayed down by one of the bottled water companies (luckily I covered the camera).
Then came 2 bikes in the lead with a huge entourage of cars and motorbikes surrounding them (it was hard to see the bikes). Then after a short pause everyone else in a big group. Then loads more cars with bikes on top. Then it was all over.