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... clubs. Get that, clubs we are not used to. A half set for Kathy (one wood which was a 5 wood) Jerry had a driver and a 4 rescue. Yes, we did have a full set of irons between us and we got by.
Jerry played a pretty good round, it took Kathy about 8 holes to finally find her groove. We did note something about playing golf in France. After a bad shot and a foul word (yep they sometimes slip out) there is no need to say "excuse my French" ...
Through Blois to chateau.
International garden festival
Beautiful gardens in grounds
Some didnt live up to description, a bit like some modern art
Moss garden - reminded me of alpine & gravel garden at Wairoa Street
Sculptures in parkland
Bit of a sleep in
Missed breakfast but did get cuppa & toast
Off to Chambord
Immense walled park -bigger than centre of Paris
Impressive sight when see chateau come into view
Huge, amazing, show of power, crazy roofline
Double spiral staircase
Sandwich - not so quick after all
Chambord liquer.. yum! Cute bottle
... to date. For those who are unaware that Leonardo da Vinci was known for more than his paintings (as in the Mona Lisa) his inventions on display at the Chateau confirm he possessed a brilliant mind, a true genius. At the Chateau, there is a small museum that houses many small models of things he invented. Many required technology that would take hundreds of years to develop.
After completing the the tour we headed back to ...
... across the Loire Valley, and the 15th and 16th century buildings of the [old town] Amboise. The chapel is the resting place of Leonardo da Vinci, who died in 1519. Luckily. we decided to visit the gardens first, because while we were there, we had another good rain storm.
Then, it was off to Château du Clos-Lucé, a plush little palace built in 1471, where Leonardo spent the last three years or his life until his death at 67. I would just ...