Think of a right-angle triangle with the right angle (the one that is 90 degrees for those of you who struggled in the CSE maths class) in the bottom left. The triangle is wider than it is tall (like a widescreen TV – this is differentiated blogging!). Hopefully you have in mind the same image as me. If your shape has more than three sides then please stop reading my blog immediately and go and watch something unchallenging on TV like Hollyoaks.
At the top left-hand corner of the triangle is Metz (where I am now). Bottom left is Nancy. Bottom right is Strasbourg. If at this point you are expecting me to tell you what is top right, please refer to the end of the previous paragraph. The distance from Metz to Nancy is about half the distance from Nancy to Strasbourg so the easy thing to do would be to break this week down into three journeys from Metz to Nancy to half way between Nancy and Strasbourg and finally to Strasbourg itself. God this is getting far top complicated!
However, there is of course the alternative of cycling along the hypotenuse (go and watch Hollyoaks!) for three shorter journeys but with bugger all on the map which resembles a decent size town at which to stop overnight. Suggestions welcome.