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Travel Blogs from Laguiole
... way, and some, who knew! One right hand turn was so tight it took Paul 3 turns to make it, and thats in a small car!
The lack of people out and about was surprising, both in the evening and the following morning.
The big advantage to this was that we could walk in and around the cathedral, get close to the Grotto, hear the mass and generally be part of it.
Margaret had thought that The Grotto was on a hillside, but turns out it ...
... was on a blocked off Main Street with many stalls and a mass of locals in coats an scarves circulating. Shopping, talking with neighbours in the street, occupying tables out the front of cafes with family and friends with beer, coffees and the ever present cigarettes. There were great fromagerie stalls that drew us.
Eventually we sat and had water and watched. We had bought veg and other stuff for dinner and lunch. The return was smooth driving and the land ...
... out for) ... not bad. I lay on the couch talking with one or both of the hosts, reading, sketching, writing and looking out the window into the valley of mists and rain. Having a day off.
The loungeroom has a painting on the wall, just finished, of the green man. It's an image I've researched and thought about in Oz. So fitting it's here. As a potter Sally did restoration work on historic buildings in England ... gargoyles, green men ... The ...
I had it for the last two days, now Jan, a cold. The weather has turned here to quite a bit cooler. So we had the breakfast provided by our hosts, who left to go south to look at property to buy that would be bigger ... land for animals. I washed some clothes, read, wrote and Jan rested and around 12.30 we headed off down the Lot valley and checked out the small villages of Grand Vabre, ...
Sadly we left Monpazier, a beautiful place. We packed up, breakfasted, hit the market, visited the local history place about Monpazier, which was finally open. Monpazier was a walled city with a moat. Built by Richard I and the town remains an icon of civil design.
We drove down the Lot valley in the Dordogne across and into the Aveyron departement. The stone in the houses got redder. Valleys are densely ...
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