Our peaceful sleepy spot in Soria proved to be exactly that -yup, we slept like three babies! When we did, finally, awaken, it was to a chilly but sunny day so we decided to take a morning stroll downriver with the intention of then hitting the high viewpoint above the town. Unfortunately, we couldn't find … Continue reading From A Low In Zaragoza To A High In The Pyrenees
As we sat eating our dinner in our free, L’Hospitalet Pres D’Andorre sleepy spot, raindrops were falling on our head or, rather, on Harley’s head!! Yup, Sebo’s rooflight had sprung a leak! Fortunately, for us, not him, it was falling on him rather than our soft furnishings so he was promptly moved to a place … Continue reading Torrential Rain, Fab Sunset Then Sweltering in 27C…..All In Two Days!
We woke up this morning in a mist - a real one, not a drink-induced haze! Thankfully, by the time we'd had our morning refreshments, it was starting to lift and we got our first real view of the snow-capped peaks of Les Pyrenees. We headed for Andorra, driving through the exceptionally pretty town of … Continue reading Four Seasons In One Day
We had a fab time Chez Donohoe - as always, their hospitality was awesome! I did tonnes of washing, we slept in a "proper" bed, in a "proper" bedroom ( thanks, Jess!) , ate too much, drank way too much (nothing new there!!) and had so many laughs. It was great to be in their … Continue reading Rest, Relaxation then Recovery Mode!
We're now well out of the habit of early rising and this morning was no different! After all, we're in no rush to get anywhere these days! After a leisurely breakfast, we decided to embark on the 7km walk around the lake, reckoning that if the threatened rain did actually start to fall, we'd be … Continue reading From Lac de Rouffiac-en-Perigord to a Rendezvous with La Famille Donohoe
OK, so hands-up all of you who know what happened in Oradour-Sur-Glane.....hmmm, not many I can bet. I have to admit, I never knew until I happened to be reading our Lonely Planet Guide to France and happened upon it. Since the place is on our route down to Limoges, we thought we'd swing by … Continue reading Oradour-Sur-Glane – a piece of history
Today we're heading for The Brenne National Park and into Creuse - the northern part of Limousin. A great time of year to be here as the area is densely forested and with the foliage exhibiting such a beautiful array of autumnal hues, the views are spectacular to say the least. There's little traffic on … Continue reading Cruising Le Creuse
Today, we're heading for Amboise in the Loire Valley but before we left, we treated ourselves to an almost Ulster Fry by plundering our precious bacon supplies from our freezer. I say "almost" since I forgot to get sausages out....plus we also forgot to buy mushrooms yesterday! But bacon, egg, beans and toast is a … Continue reading Almost an Ulster Fry…..
So, having found a nice spot with free water AND WiFi ( albeit slow), we had intended staying here for another night and venturing into Laval to the market this morning. Unfortunately, torrential rain put paid to that idea and we decided to hit the road in the hope that it may stop by the … Continue reading Rain stops play….again!
We awoke this morning to a cracking morning - sunny and amazingly mild. Harley and I took ourselves off for an early morning stroll around the lake to take some photos whilst the sun was still out - though, I suspect Harley was more interested in checking out the duck situation - there were LOTS!! … Continue reading From lakeside to riverside – water, water everywhere!