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Travel Blogs from Montbron
... playmates! It was a chaotic household and
certainly a different way to our simple little family of three,
definitely giving us insight into what a family of 5 is like, along
side running a dairy! We were lucky enough to have our own room in
the farmhouse, even though Isabella set up a bed for Ella in her
room, Ella just spent the one night there. (It had it's ups and
downs, first lots of giggles, and chatting, and ...
... where we enjoyed a last bit of evening sunshine with a cuppa, reflecting that we were perhaps a bit hasty to move on when there is so much in the area to see and do. However, some rain had been forecast for Thursday, so we thought it prudent to travel on to another destination. Thursday afternoon we arrived at Parc Verger at Champagnac La Riviere in the Limousin area, not far from Limoges. The temperature was decidedly cooler than we ...
... hunt with trained dogs.
In Bergerac Dad thought he remembered (from a cycle trip here 22 years ago) where there was an amazing public toilet that cleans itself automatically after each visit and we found it where he said. Funny what nonsense is stored in old brains..
We also received a brilliant, detailed two hour lecture and demonstration of truffle farming and have become interested in the idea of planting some truffles in NZ.
... to the thunder and lightening for most of the evening feeling very cosy and dry in our little camping car.
During our walk, John picked a cob of corn from a field but we decided when we got back that it was too dried out to eat. We also picked fresh figs and ate those as we walked. Saw more fields of dead sunflowers.
Sunday 29th September
We cycled through the quiet country roads to the Grotte (Cave) de Villars. Not only does ...
Left after breakfast at 10.30 we're definitely getting close to the Dordogne as its getting very hilly, it's a bit dispiriting as its one hill straight after another with hardly a downhill to get a bit of speed up - so needless to say a lot of walking. Luckily everywhere is just so pretty, wonderful rivers but don't seem to see anyone fishing. Got to St. Germain de Conflens which had the river Vienne ...