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Travel Blogs from Pont-du-Casse
... Agen just as the heavens opened. What a torrential downpour! But it only lasted 10 minutes. Bags restowed in the motorhomes, it was time to hit the road again. We found a France Passion stop at Frespech that has a Foie Gras museum, as well as a shop selling all sorts of amazing produce. They farm the most enormous ducks (as big as geese) and the museum explains the history, as well as the rearing / feeding / harvesting / cooking processes, and there is a ...
... Sunday - woke to clouds and rain. Even had thunder and lightning. Town was deserted! Went for a walk in the afternoon and then down to the train station to book our tickets to Bordeaux, Paris and Essen. Very easy to do. Had dinner in and an alcohol free ...
We left Nerac at 8.45am for what would be our biggest day on the river. We had 25 km to cover, and 10 locks, and it would take around 6 hours. Highlights included seeing a beaver scurry up the riverbank and into a field of corn. We also passed within 5km of a little village called Frechou, where each year in August the Melon Seed Spitting World Championships are held! Apparently the winners can spit their seeds over 12 ...
Happy Birthday Lisa!
We had the whole day in Nerac today, and Charlie and I spent the morning walking the town and admiring the quaint old buildings, a lovely park beside the river, and a few historic monuments. Oh yes - and stopping for coffees, lunch in a little roadside cafe under the plane trees, and a cold drink in the afternoon.
I also ...
... well. They were from Lativia. One guy spoke very good English and gave me a block of chocolate for helping them. Very nice chocolate it was too! We explored the other side of the canal from Agen for another couple of kilometres before heading back and tying up just before the base. Had to be reasonably close so that Yvonne could get her train in the morning. Cooked for ourselves ...
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