Domaine de Fompeyre
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We had been warned by fellow boaters that the river was low ahead of us and that a couple of boats had run aground. We needn't have worried though as when we woke the river had risen about 30cm or so probably due to rain further upstream somewhere which probably explains it's colour. We headed off after our usual breakfast of fresh croissants stopping a few kilometres away at the town of Lavardac. This town was once the hub of the barge transport industry as the river ...
... tree with my book while Charlie had a Grandad nap, and we put off exploring the village until later in the afternoon.
The town is surrounded by the remains of former stone ramparts and 5 defence towers, as well as a beautiful old stone church which is still in use today. We found a great place for dinner and sat out under the parasols in the middle of the village square. I tried foie gras (goose liver) for the first time, and it was absolutely ...
... that bite flying around. Not sure why though but Geoff and I so far are unscathed and the others are all covered with bites! Maybe we are just not sweet enough! (I note that some pictures end up sideways when I put them in ....they are straight when I do them so not sure what happens. As I am on the phone light version I don't have the ability to edit them sorry so you will just have to lie down to view ...
... sent an email to Galts with photos of the safe and got a reply back well before any resolution from this end, however it looks like it will need to be cut open and that apparently can't happen for a few days yet as there is no one to do it until we get further down the river. We went out for a fantastic meal to night and we are still sitting out on the fly bridge as I write as it is too hot to go inside and we are all too full. It is nearly 11pm. A lovely day at a much more sedate ...
... region's finest estates, Chateau Filhot and were personally guided by co-owner Gabrielle Vaucelles. The wine tasting was a highlight.
Then we went onto Chatuea d'Arche, a nearly 100-acre (40 hectare) vineyard with a 17th century manor house. We had a fabulous luncheon paired with three Sauternes wines of different estates and vintages. It was fun to discover the characteristics of each wine: the flavors that result from the different terroir and ...
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